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  • Editor: Anthony J Campillo
  • Vol. 32, Iss. 7 — Apr. 1, 2007
  • pp: 760–762

Wavelength-selective core-to-jacket coupling in optical fiber

Gary A. Miller, Charles G. Askins, and Thierry Taunay  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 32, Issue 7, pp. 760-762 (2007)

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Mode coupling between the fundamental core mode of an as-drawn optical fiber operating far from cutoff and higher-order modes in the plastic jacketing has been observed. In one fiber, the transmission spectrum of the core exhibited five distinct minima between 1200 and 1900 nm . By approximating the fiber jacket as an asymmetric slab waveguide of infinite lateral extent, the wavelengths of these transmission features were successfully predicted using coupled-mode theory. Since conditions at the jacket surface influence the transmission spectrum, this coupling effect potentially enables new applications for environmental sensing.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2270) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber characterization
(060.2280) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber design and fabrication
(060.2370) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics sensors
(060.2400) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber properties
(060.2430) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fibers, single-mode

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

Original Manuscript: November 29, 2006
Manuscript Accepted: January 3, 2007
Published: March 5, 2007

Gary A. Miller, Charles G. Askins, and Thierry Taunay, "Wavelength-selective core-to-jacket coupling in optical fiber," Opt. Lett. 32, 760-762 (2007)

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