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  • Vol. 28, Iss. 7 — Apr. 1, 2003
  • pp: 519–521

Mode recoupling in a novel Bragg grating pair

A. Ping Zhang, Hwa-Yaw Tam, and Xiao-Ming Tao  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 28, Issue 7, pp. 519-521 (2003)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.28.000519


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Abstract

A new type of mode recoupling in a Bragg grating pair, in which one of the gratings is written in the fiber cladding, is proposed to overcome limitations of concatenated long-period and fiber Bragg gratings reported earlier [Opt. Lett. 27, 1214 (2002)]. Its reflection spectrum is similar to that of the previously reported concatenated grating structure; however, the reflectivity can be much larger than the previous limitation of 50%. Furthermore, avoidance of the loss induced by a long-period grating makes such a Bragg grating pair more attractive for practical applications.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2340) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics components
(230.1480) Optical devices : Bragg reflectors
(350.2770) Other areas of optics : Gratings

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A. Ping Zhang, Hwa-Yaw Tam, and Xiao-Ming Tao, "Mode recoupling in a novel Bragg grating pair," Opt. Lett. 28, 519-521 (2003)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-28-7-519

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