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  • Vol. 25, Iss. 18 — Sep. 15, 2000
  • pp: 1319–1321

Acoustic-induced switching of the reflection wavelength in a fiber Bragg grating

Wen-Fung Liu, I-Ming Liu, Lung-Wei Chung, Ding-Wei Huang, and C. C. Yang  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 25, Issue 18, pp. 1319-1321 (2000)

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Coupling between copropagating core and cladding modes was implemented by acoustic generation of lateral vibration of an etched fiber. When these coupling processes were combined with counterpropagating coupling of a core mode and a cladding mode and the Bragg reflection of a fiber grating, switching of reflection wavelength between the Bragg wavelength and cladding-mode coupling wavelengths was achieved. We report the implementation of such acoustically induced switching behaviors and explain their operation principles. The implemented results can be used for wavelength-division multiplexed add–drop filtering.

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OCIS Codes
(050.2770) Diffraction and gratings : Gratings
(060.1810) Fiber optics and optical communications : Buffers, couplers, routers, switches, and multiplexers

Wen-Fung Liu, I-Ming Liu, Lung-Wei Chung, Ding-Wei Huang, and C. C. Yang, "Acoustic-induced switching of the reflection wavelength in a fiber Bragg grating," Opt. Lett. 25, 1319-1321 (2000)

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