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  • Vol. 29, Iss. 20 — Oct. 15, 2004
  • pp: 2426–2428

All-fiber narrowband polarization controller based on coherent acousto-optic mode coupling in single-mode fiber

Pedram Z. Dashti and Henry P. Lee  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 29, Issue 20, pp. 2426-2428 (2004)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.29.002426


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Abstract

An all-fiber, narrowband, tunable polarization controller is proposed and demonstrated. The device is based on coherent acousto-optic mode coupling induced by two orthogonal acoustic waves on a dispersion-compensating fiber. The cooperative coupling between the two polarizations of the core mode and the TE01 cladding mode through the two gratings permits indirect coupling between the two polarizations of the core mode with nearly 100% efficiency, which makes the polarization-controlling function possible. Experimental results verify the operation of the polarization controller with an insertion loss of <1 dB.

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OCIS Codes
(050.2770) Diffraction and gratings : Gratings
(230.1040) Optical devices : Acousto-optical devices
(230.5440) Optical devices : Polarization-selective devices

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Pedram Z. Dashti and Henry P. Lee, "All-fiber narrowband polarization controller based on coherent acousto-optic mode coupling in single-mode fiber," Opt. Lett. 29, 2426-2428 (2004)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-29-20-2426


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