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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 36, Iss. 13 — Jul. 1, 2011
  • pp: 2548–2550

Phase-shifted Bragg microstructured optical fiber gratings utilizing infiltrated ferrofluids

Alessandro Candiani, Walter Margulis, Carola Sterner, Maria Konstantaki, and Stavros Pissadakis  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 36, Issue 13, pp. 2548-2550 (2011)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.36.002548


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Abstract

Results are presented on the efficient spectral manipulation of uniform and chirped Bragg reflectors inscribed in microstructured optical fibers utilizing short lengths of ferrofluids infiltrated in their capillaries. The infiltrated ferrofluidic defects can generate either parasitic reflection notch features in uniform Bragg reflectors of up to 80% visibility and 0.1 nm spectral shift or tunability of the bandwidth and strength reflection up to 100% when introduced into chirped gratings. Spectra are presented for different spatial positions and optical characteristics of the ferrofluidic section.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2340) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics components
(060.2370) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics sensors
(230.3810) Optical devices : Magneto-optic systems
(060.3735) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber Bragg gratings
(060.4005) Fiber optics and optical communications : Microstructured fibers
(060.5295) Fiber optics and optical communications : Photonic crystal fibers

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

History
Original Manuscript: April 4, 2011
Revised Manuscript: June 2, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: June 2, 2011
Published: July 1, 2011

Citation
Alessandro Candiani, Walter Margulis, Carola Sterner, Maria Konstantaki, and Stavros Pissadakis, "Phase-shifted Bragg microstructured optical fiber gratings utilizing infiltrated ferrofluids," Opt. Lett. 36, 2548-2550 (2011)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-36-13-2548


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