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  • Editor: Anthony J. Campillo
  • Vol. 31, Iss. 3 — Feb. 1, 2006
  • pp: 296–298

Highly polarization-dependent periodic coupling in mechanically induced long period grating over air–silica fibers

D. Lee, Y. Jung, Y. S. Jeong, K. Oh, J. Kobelke, K. Schuster, and J. Kirchhof  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 31, Issue 3, pp. 296-298 (2006)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.31.000296


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Abstract

A very flexible and versatile tunable mechanical grating platform is introduced, with which highly polarization-dependent mode coupling is observed for three types of air–silica microstructured fibers: hollow core fiber, hexagonal-boundary holey fiber (HHF), and circular-boundary holey fiber. The resonances of gratings showed highly polarization-dependent broadband coupling compared with conventional single-mode fibers due to their unique beat-length dispersions between the core and the cladding modes, which could find applications in wideband polarization-dependent loss compensation. We further present significance of the spatial symmetry of HHF in distinct mode coupling for different rotation angles around the fiber axis.

© 2006 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(060.2270) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber characterization
(060.2340) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics components
(230.1150) Optical devices : All-optical devices
(230.3990) Optical devices : Micro-optical devices
(230.5440) Optical devices : Polarization-selective devices

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

History
Original Manuscript: July 25, 2005
Revised Manuscript: August 18, 2005
Manuscript Accepted: September 28, 2005

Citation
D. Lee, Y. Jung, Y. S. Jeong, K. Oh, J. Kobelke, K. Schuster, and J. Kirchhof, "Highly polarization-dependent periodic coupling in mechanically induced long period grating over air-silica fibers," Opt. Lett. 31, 296-298 (2006)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-31-3-296


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