Transverse coupling to the core of a photonic crystal fiber: The photo-inscription of gratings

Graham D. Marshall*, Dougal J. Kan, Ara A. Asatryan, Lindsay C. Botten, Michael J. Withford

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    Abstract

    The effect of the microstructure on transversely coupled laser light into the core of a photonic crystal fiber is investigated. Computational two-dimensional modeling and direct experimental measurements indicate that there exist angles and positions of the fiber microstructure, relative to a transversely launched laser beam, that preferentially couple laser light into the fiber core. The implications of these observations on long period and fiber-Bragg grating fabrication in photonic crystal fibers are discussed.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)7876-7887
    Number of pages12
    JournalOptics Express
    Volume15
    Issue number12
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 11 Jun 2007

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