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  • Editor: Anthony J. Campillo
  • Vol. 30, Iss. 24 — Dec. 15, 2005
  • pp: 3290–3292

Fabrication of long-period fiber gratings by twisting a standard single-mode fiber

Oleg V. Ivanov  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 30, Issue 24, pp. 3290-3292 (2005)

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A new method of fabrication of long-period fiber gratings by twisting of a standard single-mode fiber at high temperature is presented. The method relies on the fact that there always exists some core-cladding eccentricity in the optical fiber. Therefore, when the fiber is twisted, its core follows a helicoidal path inside the cladding. The transmission spectrum of the helicoidal long-period fiber grating that is produced contains several dips that correspond to resonances with the fiber cladding modes.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2330) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics communications
(060.2340) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics components

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

Oleg V. Ivanov, "Fabrication of long-period fiber gratings by twisting a standard single-mode fiber," Opt. Lett. 30, 3290-3292 (2005)

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