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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 34, Iss. 5 — Mar. 1, 2009
  • pp: 668–670

Emergence of self-organized long-period fiber gratings in supercontinuum-generating optical fibers

Haohua Tu, Xing Liang, Daniel L. Marks, and Stephen A. Boppart  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 34, Issue 5, pp. 668-670 (2009)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.34.000668


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Abstract

A localized long-period fiber grating emerges in a silica optical fiber transmitting femtosecond pulse-induced supercontinuum. Simultaneously, a specific higher-order fiber cladding mode associated with the grating gains amplification at the expense of the fiber core mode. The grating has a period dependent on the dielectric structure of the fiber and is therefore classified as a self-organized structure.

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OCIS Codes
(060.4370) Fiber optics and optical communications : Nonlinear optics, fibers
(190.7110) Nonlinear optics : Ultrafast nonlinear optics
(060.3738) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber Bragg gratings, photosensitivity

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

History
Original Manuscript: November 3, 2008
Revised Manuscript: January 11, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: January 21, 2009
Published: February 26, 2009

Citation
Haohua Tu, Xing Liang, Daniel L. Marks, and Stephen A. Boppart, "Emergence of self-organized long-period fiber gratings in supercontinuum-generating optical fibers," Opt. Lett. 34, 668-670 (2009)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-34-5-668

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