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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 37, Iss. 7 — Apr. 1, 2012
  • pp: 1250–1252

Magnetic-force-induced long-period fiber gratings

Hajime Sakata and Kosuke Yamahata  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 37, Issue 7, pp. 1250-1252 (2012)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.37.001250


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Abstract

A novel formation method of a long-period fiber grating (LPFG) based on a magnetic-force-induced microbend is proposed and experimentally demonstrated. The LPFG employs a permanent magnet that exerts transversal force to the fiber by attracting a steel coil spring. The transversal force causes periodic microbending to the fiber, and therefore the transmission wave attenuates at the core-to-cladding mode resonance. This device has advantages of ease of fabrication, reconfigurability, and available for any type of fiber.

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OCIS Codes
(050.2770) Diffraction and gratings : Gratings
(060.2340) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics components
(230.7408) Optical devices : Wavelength filtering devices

ToC Category:
Diffraction and Gratings

History
Original Manuscript: January 25, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: February 14, 2012
Published: March 28, 2012

Citation
Hajime Sakata and Kosuke Yamahata, "Magnetic-force-induced long-period fiber gratings," Opt. Lett. 37, 1250-1252 (2012)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-37-7-1250


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