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  • Editor: Anthony J. Campilo
  • Vol. 32, Iss. 17 — Sep. 1, 2007
  • pp: 2499–2501

Surface corrugation Bragg gratings on optical fiber tapers created via plasma etch postprocessing

W. Ding, S. R. Andrews, and S. A. Maier  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 32, Issue 17, pp. 2499-2501 (2007)

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We describe a reflection-based fiber filter fabricated by plasma etching a surface corrugation Bragg grating on a tapered single-mode fiber. The taper waist with the grating forms the functional part of the filter, and the adiabatic taper transition removes unwanted higher-order modes. The spectral response is controlled by varying the taper diameter while maintaining a constant grating period. Reflection spectra have been investigated theoretically and experimentally and found to be in good agreement.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2340) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics components
(230.1480) Optical devices : Bragg reflectors
(230.4000) Optical devices : Microstructure fabrication

ToC Category:
Optical Devices

Original Manuscript: March 26, 2007
Revised Manuscript: June 11, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: June 27, 2007
Published: August 16, 2007

W. Ding, S. R. Andrews, and S. A. Maier, "Surface corrugation Bragg gratings on optical fiber tapers created via plasma etch postprocessing," Opt. Lett. 32, 2499-2501 (2007)

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