OSA's Digital Library

Optics Letters

Optics Letters

| RAPID, SHORT PUBLICATIONS ON THE LATEST IN OPTICAL DISCOVERIES

  • Vol. 25, Iss. 10 — May. 15, 2000
  • pp: 710–712

Tunable mechanically induced long-period fiber gratings

S. Savin, M.J. F. Digonnet, G. S. Kino, and H. J. Shaw  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 25, Issue 10, pp. 710-712 (2000)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.25.000710


View Full Text Article

Acrobat PDF (109 KB)





Browse Journals / Lookup Meetings

Browse by Journal and Year


   


Lookup Conference Papers

Close Browse Journals / Lookup Meetings

Article Tools

Share
Citations

Abstract

We report the experimental characterization of mechanically induced long-period fiber gratings (LPFG's) made by pressing a plate with periodic grooves against a short length of fiber. This filter, which is simple and inexpensive, exhibits transmission spectra and temperature stability similar to those of photoinduced LPFG's. It also offers the unique advantages of being tunable, erasable, and reconfigurable. Its polarization dependence also makes it useful as a polarizer, although it can also be eliminated with simple mechanical designs.

© 2000 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(050.0050) Diffraction and gratings : Diffraction and gratings
(050.2770) Diffraction and gratings : Gratings
(060.2280) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber design and fabrication
(060.2340) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics components
(350.2460) Other areas of optics : Filters, interference

Citation
S. Savin, M.J. F. Digonnet, G. S. Kino, and H. J. Shaw, "Tunable mechanically induced long-period fiber gratings," Opt. Lett. 25, 710-712 (2000)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-25-10-710


Sort:  Author  |  Year  |  Journal  |  Reset

References

  1. A. M. Vengsarkar, J. R. Pedrazzani, J. B. Judkins, P. J. Lemaire, N. S. Bergano, and C. R. Davidson, Opt. Lett. 21, 336 (1996).
  2. A. M. Vengsarkar, P. J. Lemaire, J. B. Judkins, V. Bhatia, T. Erdogan, and J. E. Sipe, J. Lightwave Technol. 14, 58 (1996).
  3. C. W. Hodgson and A. M. Vengsarkar, in Optical Fiber Communication Conference, Vol. 2 of 1996 OSA Technical Digest Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1996), p. 29, paper TUG3.
  4. R. C. Youngquist, J. L. Brooks, and H. J. Shaw, Opt. Lett. 8, 656 (1983).
  5. R. C. Youngquist, J. L. Brooks, and H. J. Shaw, Opt. Lett. 9, 177 (1984).
  6. M. Tachibana, R. I. Laming, P. R. Morkel, and D. N. Payne, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 3, 118 (1991).
  7. M. Tachibana, R. I. Laming, P. R. Morkel, and D. N. Payne, in Optical Amplifiers and Their Applications, Vol. 13 of 1990 OSA Technical Digest Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1990), p. 44, paper MD1.
  8. J. B. Judkins, J. R. Pedrazzani, D. J. DiGiovanni, and A. M. Vengsarkar, in Optical Fiber Communication Conference, Vol. 2 of 1996 OSA Technical Digest Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1996), paper PD1.
  9. T. Enomono, M. Shigehara, S. Ishikawa, T. Danzuka, and H. Kanamori, in Optical Fiber Communication Conference (OFC), Vol. 2 of 1998 OSA Technical Digest Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1998), p. 277, paper ThG2.

Cited By

Alert me when this paper is cited

OSA is able to provide readers links to articles that cite this paper by participating in CrossRef's Cited-By Linking service. CrossRef includes content from more than 3000 publishers and societies. In addition to listing OSA journal articles that cite this paper, citing articles from other participating publishers will also be listed.


« Previous Article  |  Next Article »

OSA is a member of CrossRef.

CrossCheck Deposited