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Controllable coupling to the second-order mode of a photonic crystal fiber
Author(s): Vincent Ricardo Daria; Peter John Rodrigo; Jesper Gluckstad
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Paper Abstract

We demonstrate a novel technique for controllable coupling to the second-order guided mode of an index guided photonic crystal fiber (PCF). Efficient coupling of light to the PCF depends on synthesizing the appropriate input field distribution at the focus of a coupling lens, corresopnding to the spatial Fourier transform of the phase-encoded incident light. A π-modulated binary grating encoded on a computer-programmable spatial light modulator generates the appropriate field distribution for contorllable coupling to the second-order guided mode of a commercially available index-guided PCF wiht a triangular lattice air-hole structure.

Paper Details

Date Published: 15 December 2003
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 5260, Applications of Photonic Technology 6, (15 December 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.543408
Show Author Affiliations
Vincent Ricardo Daria, Riso National Lab. (Denmark)
Peter John Rodrigo, Riso National Lab. (Denmark)
Jesper Gluckstad, Riso National Lab. (Denmark)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5260:
Applications of Photonic Technology 6
Roger A. Lessard; George A. Lampropoulos, Editor(s)

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