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Fused-fiber coupler behavior under UV exposure
Author(s): Xavier Daxhelet; Nicolas Lambert; Suzanne Lacroix
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Paper Abstract

In this paper, we propose a comparison between experimental and simulated results of the transmission change of fused tapered fiber couplers exposed to uniform UV irradiation. Numerical simulations use the supermode propagation theory and reveals the decrease of the supermode propagation constant difference. This decrease induces a spectral shift of the coupler response to higher wavelengths and is found to be more significant for taper ratios corresponding to core to cladding mode transition. The model shows a very good agreement with experimental results observed for low power expositions.

Paper Details

Date Published: 21 December 1998
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 3542, Doped Fiber Devices II, (21 December 1998); doi: 10.1117/12.333773
Show Author Affiliations
Xavier Daxhelet, Ecole Polytechnique de Montreal (Canada)
Nicolas Lambert, Ecole Polytechnique de Montreal (Canada)
Suzanne Lacroix, Ecole Polytechnique de Montreal (Canada)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3542:
Doped Fiber Devices II
Michel J. F. Digonnet; Francois Ouellette, Editor(s)

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