Abstract

A fine control of the microstructured polymer fiber Bragg grating spectrum properties, such as maximum reflected power and 3-dB bandwidth, through acousto-optic modulation is presented. For simulation purposes, the device is modelled as a single structure, comprising a silica horn and a fiber Bragg grating. For similar sized structures a good correlation between the numerical results and the experimental data is obtained, allowing the strain field to be completely characterized along the whole structure. It is also shown that the microstructured polymer fiber Bragg grating requires less effort from the piezoelectric actuator to produce modification in the grating spectrum when compared with a silica fiber Bragg grating. This technique has potential to be applied on tunable optical filters and tunable cavities for photonic applications.

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Y. Koike, M. Asai, "The future of plastic optical fiber," NPG Asia Mat. 1, 22 (2009).

2008 (1)

R. A. Oliveira, P. T. Neves, Jr.J. T. Pereira, A. A. P. Pohl, "Numerical approach for designing a Bragg grating acousto-optic modulator using the finite element and the transfer matrix methods," Opt. Commuun. 281, 4899 (2008).

2005 (1)

2004 (1)

G. Barton, M. A. van Eijkelenborg, G. Henry, M. C. J. Large, J. Zagari, "Fabrication of microstructured polymer optical fibres," Opt. Fiber Technol. 10, 325 (2004).

1998 (1)

B. Hassan, E. Hinton, "A review of homogenization and topology optimization I-homogenization theory for media with periodic structure," Comput. Struct. 69, 707 (1998).

1997 (1)

K. O. Hill, G. Meltz, "Fiber Bragg grating technology fundamentals and overview," J. Lightw. Technol. 15, 1263-1276 (1997).

Comput. Struct. (1)

B. Hassan, E. Hinton, "A review of homogenization and topology optimization I-homogenization theory for media with periodic structure," Comput. Struct. 69, 707 (1998).

J. Lightw. Technol. (3)

K. O. Hill, G. Meltz, "Fiber Bragg grating technology fundamentals and overview," J. Lightw. Technol. 15, 1263-1276 (1997).

H. Yang, S. C. Lee, E. Tangdiongga, C. Okonkwo, H. P. A. van den Boom, F. Breyer, S. Randel, A. M. J. Koonen, "47.4 Gb/s transmission over 100 m graded-index POF based on rate-adaptive discrete multitone modulation," J. Lightw. Technol. 28, 352-359 (2010).

W. Zhang, D. J. Webb, G.-D. Peng, "Investigation into time response of polymer fiber Bragg grating based humidity sensors," J. Lightw. Technol. 30, 1090-1096 (2012).

J. Opt. Soc. Amer. B (1)

C. A. F. Marques, R. A. Oliveira, A. Pohl, R. N. Nogueira, "Tunable acoustic bursts for customized tapered fiber Bragg structures," J. Opt. Soc. Amer. B 29, 3367-3370 (2012).

NPG Asia Mat. (1)

Y. Koike, M. Asai, "The future of plastic optical fiber," NPG Asia Mat. 1, 22 (2009).

Opt. Comm. (1)

C. A. F. Marques, R. A. Oliveira, A. Pohl, R. N. Nogueira, "Adjustable EDFA gain equalization filter for DWDM channels based on a single LPG excited by flexural acoustic waves," Opt. Comm. 285, 3770 (2012).

Opt. Commun. (1)

R. A. Oliveira, P. T. Neves, Jr.J. T. Pereira, J. Canning, A. A. P. Pohl, "Vibration mode analysis of a silica horn-fiber Bragg grating device," Opt. Commun. 283, 1296 (2010).

Opt. Commuun. (1)

R. A. Oliveira, P. T. Neves, Jr.J. T. Pereira, A. A. P. Pohl, "Numerical approach for designing a Bragg grating acousto-optic modulator using the finite element and the transfer matrix methods," Opt. Commuun. 281, 4899 (2008).

Opt. Exp. (1)

S. Zhou, L. Reekie, H. P. Chan, Y. T. Chow, P. S. Chung, K. M. Luk, "Characterization and modeling of Bragg gratings written in polymer fiber for use as filters in the THz region," Opt. Exp. 20, 9564 (2012).

Opt. Fiber Technol. (1)

G. Barton, M. A. van Eijkelenborg, G. Henry, M. C. J. Large, J. Zagari, "Fabrication of microstructured polymer optical fibres," Opt. Fiber Technol. 10, 325 (2004).

Opt. Lett. (1)

Photon. Technol. Lett. (1)

W. Yuan, A. Stefani, O. Bang, "Tunable polymer fiber Bragg grating inscription: Fabrication of dual-FBG temperature compensated polymer optical fiber strain sensors," Photon. Technol. Lett. 24, 401 (2012).

Other (9)

V. V. Vasiliev, E. V. Morozov, Mechanics and Analysis of Composite Materials (Elsevier, 2001).

R. A. Oliveira, P. T. Neves, Jr.J. T. Pereira, A. Pohl, "Analysis of mechanical properties of a photonic crystal FBG acousto-optic modulator," Proc. AIP Conf. (2008) pp. 117.

T. J. R. Hughes, The Finite Element Method—Linear Static and Dynamic Finite Element Analysis (Prentice-Hall, 1987).

O. C. Zienkiewicz, R. L. Taylor, The Finite Element Method (Butterworth-Heinemann, 2000).

H. Kogelnik, Theory of Optical Waveguides, in Guided-Wave Optoelectronics (Springer-Verlag, 1990).

C. A. F. Marques, R. A. Oliveira, J. Canning, A. Pohl, R. N. Nogueira, "Control of the properties of fiber Bragg gratings based on the acousto-optic effect," Proc. ECOC (2010).

G. Fernandes, M. Niehus, C. A. F. Marques, R. N. Nogueira, A. N. Pinto, "Acousto-optic tunable mode coupler," Proc. OFC (2012).

Y. Shao, R. Cao, Y.-K. Huang, P. N. Ji, S. Zhang, "112-Gb/s transmission over 100 m of graded-index POF for optical data center applications," Proc. OFC (2012).

I. Johnson, D. J. Webb, K. Kalli, M. E. C. J. Large, A. Argyros, "Multiplexed FBG sensor recorded in multimode microstructured polymer optical fibre," Proc. SPIE (2010).

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