Deep-notch, ultracompact long-period grating in a large-mode-area photonic crystal fiber

Yinian Zhu, Ping Shum, Joo Hin Chong, M. K. Rao, Chao Lu

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An extremely short long-period grating (LPG) with strong resonance has been developed in a large-mode-area photonic crystal fiber (PCF) by use of the heat source of a CO2laser. We believe that such a LPG in pure silica PCF is the first example to be obtained with the point-by-point technique. The fabrication method is simple and repeatable. The resulting LPG has 8 periods, written by a CO2laser, within a 2.8-mm length of fiber, which yields a deep notch of core-cladding mode coupling of -31.5 dB at the telecommunication wavelength of 1529.2 nm, with a FWHM of ∼0.7 nm. The principal advantages of this LPG are that it is practical, cost effective, and compact.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2467-2469
Number of pages3
JournalOptics Letters
Issue number24
Publication statusPublished - 15 Dec 2003
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics

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