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  • Vol. 36, Iss. 8 — Apr. 15, 2011
  • pp: 1518–1520

Coupling between counterpropagating cladding modes in fiber Bragg gratings

D. Sáez-Rodriguez, J. L. Cruz, A. Díez, and M. V. Andrés  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 36, Issue 8, pp. 1518-1520 (2011)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.36.001518


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Abstract

We present an experimental demonstration of energy transfer between counterpropagating cladding modes in a fiber Bragg grating (FBG). A strong FBG written in a standard photosensitive optical fiber is illuminated with a single cladding mode, and the power transferred between the forward propagating cladding mode and different backward propagating cladding modes is measured by using two auxiliary long period gratings. Resonances between cladding modes having 30 pm bandwidth and 8 dB rejection have been observed.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2310) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics
(060.2400) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber properties
(060.3735) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber Bragg gratings

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

History
Original Manuscript: December 23, 2010
Revised Manuscript: February 21, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: March 23, 2011
Published: April 15, 2011

Citation
D. Sáez-Rodriguez, J. L. Cruz, A. Díez, and M. V. Andrés, "Coupling between counterpropagating cladding modes in fiber Bragg gratings," Opt. Lett. 36, 1518-1520 (2011)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-36-8-1518


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