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  • Vol. 30, Iss. 13 — Jul. 1, 2005
  • pp: 1620–1622

Dynamic all-optical tuning of transverse resonant cavity modes in photonic bandgap fibers

Gilles Benoit, Ken Kuriki, Jean-Francois Viens, John D. Joannopoulos, and Yoel Fink  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 30, Issue 13, pp. 1620-1622 (2005)

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Photonic bandgap fibers for transverse illumination containing half-wavelength microcavities have recently been designed and fabricated. We report on the fabrication and characterization of an all-optical tunable microcavity fiber. The fiber is made by incorporating a photorefractive material inside a Fabry-Perot cavity structure with a quality factor Q>200 operating at 1.5 µm. Under short-wavelength transverse external illumination, a 2 nm reversible shift of the cavity resonant mode is achieved. Dynamic all-optical tuning is reported at frequencies up to 400 Hz. Experimental results are compared with simulations based on the amplitude and kinetics of the transient photodarkening effect measured in situ in thin films.

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OCIS Codes
(060.4080) Fiber optics and optical communications : Modulation
(160.5320) Materials : Photorefractive materials

Gilles Benoit, Ken Kuriki, Jean-Francois Viens, John D. Joannopoulos, and Yoel Fink, "Dynamic all-optical tuning of transverse resonant cavity modes in photonic bandgap fibers," Opt. Lett. 30, 1620-1622 (2005)

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