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.

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  1. Y. F. Li, F. C. Salisbury, Z. M. Zhu, T. G. Brown, P. S. Westbrook, K. S. Feder, and R. S. Windeler, "Interaction of supercontinuum and Raman solitons with microstructure fiber gratings," Opt. Express 13, 998-1007 (2005).
    [CrossRef]
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    [CrossRef]
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  5. V. Beugin, L. Bigot, P. May, M. Lancry, Y. Quiquempois, M. Douay, G. Melin, A. Fleureau, S. Lempereur, and L. Gasca, "Efficient Bragg gratings in phosphosilicate and germanosilicate photonic crystal fiber," Appl. Opt. 45, 8186-8193 (2006).
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    [CrossRef]
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    [CrossRef]
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2007 (2)

H. R. Sorensen, J. Canning, J. Laegsgaard, K. Hansen, and P. Varming, "Liquid filling of photonic crystal fibres for grating writing," Opt. Commun. 270, 207-210 (2007).
[CrossRef]

D. N. Nikogosyan, "Multi-photon high-excitation-energy approach to fibre grating inscription," Meas. Sci. Tech.  18, R1-R29 (2007).
[CrossRef]

2006 (4)

2005 (2)

Y. F. Li, F. C. Salisbury, Z. M. Zhu, T. G. Brown, P. S. Westbrook, K. S. Feder, and R. S. Windeler, "Interaction of supercontinuum and Raman solitons with microstructure fiber gratings," Opt. Express 13, 998-1007 (2005).
[CrossRef]

L. B. Fu, G. D. Marshall, J. A. Bolger, P. Steinvurzel, E. C. Magi, M. J. Withford, and B. J. Eggleton, "Femtosecond laser writing Bragg gratings in pure silica photonic crystal fibres," Electron. Lett. 41, 638-640 (2005).
[CrossRef]

2004 (1)

H. Dobb, K. Kalli, and D. J. Webb, "Temperature-insensitive long period grating sensors in photonic crystal fibre," Electron. Lett. 40, 657-658 (2004).
[CrossRef]

2003 (2)

S. O. Kucheyev and S. G. Demos, "Optical defects produced in fused silica during laser-induced breakdown," Appl. Phys. Lett.,  82, 3230-3232 (2003).
[CrossRef]

N. Groothoff, J. Canning, E. Buckley, K. Lyttikainen, and J. Zagari, "Bragg gratings in air-silica structured fibers," Opt. Lett. 28, 233-235 (2003).

2002 (2)

T. P. White, B. T. Kuhlmey, R. C. McPhedran, D. Maystre, G. Renversez, C. M. de Sterke, and L. C. Botten, "Multipole method for microstructured optical fibers. I. Formulation," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 19, 2322-2330 (2002).

B. T. Kuhlmey, T. P. White, G. Renversez, D. Maystre, L. C. Botten, C. M. de Sterke, and R. C. McPhedran, "Multipole method for microstructured optical fibers. II. Implementation and results," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 19, 2331-2340 (2002).

2001 (1)

1999 (1)

B. J. Eggleton, P. S. Westbrook, R. S. Windeler, S. Spalter, and T. A. Strasser, "Grating resonances in air-silica microstructured optical fibers," Opt. Lett. 24, 1460-1462 (1999).

Beugin, V.

Bigot, L.

Bolger, J. A.

L. B. Fu, G. D. Marshall, J. A. Bolger, P. Steinvurzel, E. C. Magi, M. J. Withford, and B. J. Eggleton, "Femtosecond laser writing Bragg gratings in pure silica photonic crystal fibres," Electron. Lett. 41, 638-640 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Botten, L. C.

T. P. White, B. T. Kuhlmey, R. C. McPhedran, D. Maystre, G. Renversez, C. M. de Sterke, and L. C. Botten, "Multipole method for microstructured optical fibers. I. Formulation," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 19, 2322-2330 (2002).

B. T. Kuhlmey, T. P. White, G. Renversez, D. Maystre, L. C. Botten, C. M. de Sterke, and R. C. McPhedran, "Multipole method for microstructured optical fibers. II. Implementation and results," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 19, 2331-2340 (2002).

Brambilla, G.

Broeng, J.

S. J. Mihailov, D. Grobnic, H. M. Ding, C. W. Smelser, and J. Broeng, "Femtosecond IR laser fabrication of Bragg gratings in photonic crystal fibers and tapers," IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 18, 1837-1839 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Brown, T. G.

Buckley, E.

Canning, J.

H. R. Sorensen, J. Canning, J. Laegsgaard, K. Hansen, and P. Varming, "Liquid filling of photonic crystal fibres for grating writing," Opt. Commun. 270, 207-210 (2007).
[CrossRef]

N. Groothoff, J. Canning, E. Buckley, K. Lyttikainen, and J. Zagari, "Bragg gratings in air-silica structured fibers," Opt. Lett. 28, 233-235 (2003).

de Sterke, C. M.

B. T. Kuhlmey, T. P. White, G. Renversez, D. Maystre, L. C. Botten, C. M. de Sterke, and R. C. McPhedran, "Multipole method for microstructured optical fibers. II. Implementation and results," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 19, 2331-2340 (2002).

T. P. White, B. T. Kuhlmey, R. C. McPhedran, D. Maystre, G. Renversez, C. M. de Sterke, and L. C. Botten, "Multipole method for microstructured optical fibers. I. Formulation," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 19, 2322-2330 (2002).

Demos, S. G.

S. O. Kucheyev and S. G. Demos, "Optical defects produced in fused silica during laser-induced breakdown," Appl. Phys. Lett.,  82, 3230-3232 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Ding, H. M.

S. J. Mihailov, D. Grobnic, H. M. Ding, C. W. Smelser, and J. Broeng, "Femtosecond IR laser fabrication of Bragg gratings in photonic crystal fibers and tapers," IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 18, 1837-1839 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Dobb, H.

H. Dobb, K. Kalli, and D. J. Webb, "Temperature-insensitive long period grating sensors in photonic crystal fibre," Electron. Lett. 40, 657-658 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Douay, M.

Eggleton, B. J.

P. Steinvurzel, E. D. Moore, E. C. Magi, B. T. Kuhlmey, and B. J. Eggleton, "Long period grating resonances in photonic bandgap fiber," Opt. Express 14, 3007-3014 (2006).
[CrossRef]

L. B. Fu, G. D. Marshall, J. A. Bolger, P. Steinvurzel, E. C. Magi, M. J. Withford, and B. J. Eggleton, "Femtosecond laser writing Bragg gratings in pure silica photonic crystal fibres," Electron. Lett. 41, 638-640 (2005).
[CrossRef]

B. J. Eggleton, C. Kerbage, P. S. Westbrook, R. S. Windeler, and A. Hale, "Microstructured optical fiber devices," Opt. Express 9, 698-713 (2001).

B. J. Eggleton, P. S. Westbrook, R. S. Windeler, S. Spalter, and T. A. Strasser, "Grating resonances in air-silica microstructured optical fibers," Opt. Lett. 24, 1460-1462 (1999).

Feder, K. S.

Fleureau, A.

Fotiadi, A. A.

Fu, L. B.

L. B. Fu, G. D. Marshall, J. A. Bolger, P. Steinvurzel, E. C. Magi, M. J. Withford, and B. J. Eggleton, "Femtosecond laser writing Bragg gratings in pure silica photonic crystal fibres," Electron. Lett. 41, 638-640 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Gasca, L.

Grobnic, D.

S. J. Mihailov, D. Grobnic, H. M. Ding, C. W. Smelser, and J. Broeng, "Femtosecond IR laser fabrication of Bragg gratings in photonic crystal fibers and tapers," IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 18, 1837-1839 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Groothoff, N.

Hale, A.

Hansen, K.

H. R. Sorensen, J. Canning, J. Laegsgaard, K. Hansen, and P. Varming, "Liquid filling of photonic crystal fibres for grating writing," Opt. Commun. 270, 207-210 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Kalli, K.

H. Dobb, K. Kalli, and D. J. Webb, "Temperature-insensitive long period grating sensors in photonic crystal fibre," Electron. Lett. 40, 657-658 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Kerbage, C.

Kucheyev, S. O.

S. O. Kucheyev and S. G. Demos, "Optical defects produced in fused silica during laser-induced breakdown," Appl. Phys. Lett.,  82, 3230-3232 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Kuhlmey, B. T.

P. Steinvurzel, E. D. Moore, E. C. Magi, B. T. Kuhlmey, and B. J. Eggleton, "Long period grating resonances in photonic bandgap fiber," Opt. Express 14, 3007-3014 (2006).
[CrossRef]

T. P. White, B. T. Kuhlmey, R. C. McPhedran, D. Maystre, G. Renversez, C. M. de Sterke, and L. C. Botten, "Multipole method for microstructured optical fibers. I. Formulation," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 19, 2322-2330 (2002).

B. T. Kuhlmey, T. P. White, G. Renversez, D. Maystre, L. C. Botten, C. M. de Sterke, and R. C. McPhedran, "Multipole method for microstructured optical fibers. II. Implementation and results," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 19, 2331-2340 (2002).

Laegsgaard, J.

H. R. Sorensen, J. Canning, J. Laegsgaard, K. Hansen, and P. Varming, "Liquid filling of photonic crystal fibres for grating writing," Opt. Commun. 270, 207-210 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Lancry, M.

Lempereur, S.

Li, Y. F.

Lyttikainen, K.

Magi, E. C.

P. Steinvurzel, E. D. Moore, E. C. Magi, B. T. Kuhlmey, and B. J. Eggleton, "Long period grating resonances in photonic bandgap fiber," Opt. Express 14, 3007-3014 (2006).
[CrossRef]

L. B. Fu, G. D. Marshall, J. A. Bolger, P. Steinvurzel, E. C. Magi, M. J. Withford, and B. J. Eggleton, "Femtosecond laser writing Bragg gratings in pure silica photonic crystal fibres," Electron. Lett. 41, 638-640 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Marshall, G. D.

L. B. Fu, G. D. Marshall, J. A. Bolger, P. Steinvurzel, E. C. Magi, M. J. Withford, and B. J. Eggleton, "Femtosecond laser writing Bragg gratings in pure silica photonic crystal fibres," Electron. Lett. 41, 638-640 (2005).
[CrossRef]

May, P.

Maystre, D.

T. P. White, B. T. Kuhlmey, R. C. McPhedran, D. Maystre, G. Renversez, C. M. de Sterke, and L. C. Botten, "Multipole method for microstructured optical fibers. I. Formulation," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 19, 2322-2330 (2002).

B. T. Kuhlmey, T. P. White, G. Renversez, D. Maystre, L. C. Botten, C. M. de Sterke, and R. C. McPhedran, "Multipole method for microstructured optical fibers. II. Implementation and results," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 19, 2331-2340 (2002).

McPhedran, R. C.

B. T. Kuhlmey, T. P. White, G. Renversez, D. Maystre, L. C. Botten, C. M. de Sterke, and R. C. McPhedran, "Multipole method for microstructured optical fibers. II. Implementation and results," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 19, 2331-2340 (2002).

T. P. White, B. T. Kuhlmey, R. C. McPhedran, D. Maystre, G. Renversez, C. M. de Sterke, and L. C. Botten, "Multipole method for microstructured optical fibers. I. Formulation," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 19, 2322-2330 (2002).

Melin, G.

Mihailov, S. J.

S. J. Mihailov, D. Grobnic, H. M. Ding, C. W. Smelser, and J. Broeng, "Femtosecond IR laser fabrication of Bragg gratings in photonic crystal fibers and tapers," IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 18, 1837-1839 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Moore, E. D.

Nikogosyan, D. N.

Quiquempois, Y.

Renversez, G.

T. P. White, B. T. Kuhlmey, R. C. McPhedran, D. Maystre, G. Renversez, C. M. de Sterke, and L. C. Botten, "Multipole method for microstructured optical fibers. I. Formulation," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 19, 2322-2330 (2002).

B. T. Kuhlmey, T. P. White, G. Renversez, D. Maystre, L. C. Botten, C. M. de Sterke, and R. C. McPhedran, "Multipole method for microstructured optical fibers. II. Implementation and results," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 19, 2331-2340 (2002).

Salisbury, F. C.

Slattery, S. A.

Smelser, C. W.

S. J. Mihailov, D. Grobnic, H. M. Ding, C. W. Smelser, and J. Broeng, "Femtosecond IR laser fabrication of Bragg gratings in photonic crystal fibers and tapers," IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 18, 1837-1839 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Sorensen, H. R.

H. R. Sorensen, J. Canning, J. Laegsgaard, K. Hansen, and P. Varming, "Liquid filling of photonic crystal fibres for grating writing," Opt. Commun. 270, 207-210 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Spalter, S.

B. J. Eggleton, P. S. Westbrook, R. S. Windeler, S. Spalter, and T. A. Strasser, "Grating resonances in air-silica microstructured optical fibers," Opt. Lett. 24, 1460-1462 (1999).

Steinvurzel, P.

P. Steinvurzel, E. D. Moore, E. C. Magi, B. T. Kuhlmey, and B. J. Eggleton, "Long period grating resonances in photonic bandgap fiber," Opt. Express 14, 3007-3014 (2006).
[CrossRef]

L. B. Fu, G. D. Marshall, J. A. Bolger, P. Steinvurzel, E. C. Magi, M. J. Withford, and B. J. Eggleton, "Femtosecond laser writing Bragg gratings in pure silica photonic crystal fibres," Electron. Lett. 41, 638-640 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Strasser, T. A.

B. J. Eggleton, P. S. Westbrook, R. S. Windeler, S. Spalter, and T. A. Strasser, "Grating resonances in air-silica microstructured optical fibers," Opt. Lett. 24, 1460-1462 (1999).

Varming, P.

H. R. Sorensen, J. Canning, J. Laegsgaard, K. Hansen, and P. Varming, "Liquid filling of photonic crystal fibres for grating writing," Opt. Commun. 270, 207-210 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Webb, D. J.

H. Dobb, K. Kalli, and D. J. Webb, "Temperature-insensitive long period grating sensors in photonic crystal fibre," Electron. Lett. 40, 657-658 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Westbrook, P. S.

White, T. P.

B. T. Kuhlmey, T. P. White, G. Renversez, D. Maystre, L. C. Botten, C. M. de Sterke, and R. C. McPhedran, "Multipole method for microstructured optical fibers. II. Implementation and results," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 19, 2331-2340 (2002).

T. P. White, B. T. Kuhlmey, R. C. McPhedran, D. Maystre, G. Renversez, C. M. de Sterke, and L. C. Botten, "Multipole method for microstructured optical fibers. I. Formulation," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 19, 2322-2330 (2002).

Windeler, R. S.

Withford, M. J.

L. B. Fu, G. D. Marshall, J. A. Bolger, P. Steinvurzel, E. C. Magi, M. J. Withford, and B. J. Eggleton, "Femtosecond laser writing Bragg gratings in pure silica photonic crystal fibres," Electron. Lett. 41, 638-640 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Zagari, J.

Zhu, Z. M.

Appl. Opt. (1)

Appl. Phys. Lett. (1)

S. O. Kucheyev and S. G. Demos, "Optical defects produced in fused silica during laser-induced breakdown," Appl. Phys. Lett.,  82, 3230-3232 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Electron. Lett. (2)

L. B. Fu, G. D. Marshall, J. A. Bolger, P. Steinvurzel, E. C. Magi, M. J. Withford, and B. J. Eggleton, "Femtosecond laser writing Bragg gratings in pure silica photonic crystal fibres," Electron. Lett. 41, 638-640 (2005).
[CrossRef]

H. Dobb, K. Kalli, and D. J. Webb, "Temperature-insensitive long period grating sensors in photonic crystal fibre," Electron. Lett. 40, 657-658 (2004).
[CrossRef]

IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. (1)

S. J. Mihailov, D. Grobnic, H. M. Ding, C. W. Smelser, and J. Broeng, "Femtosecond IR laser fabrication of Bragg gratings in photonic crystal fibers and tapers," IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 18, 1837-1839 (2006).
[CrossRef]

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

B. T. Kuhlmey, T. P. White, G. Renversez, D. Maystre, L. C. Botten, C. M. de Sterke, and R. C. McPhedran, "Multipole method for microstructured optical fibers. II. Implementation and results," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 19, 2331-2340 (2002).

Meas. Sci. Tech. (1)

D. N. Nikogosyan, "Multi-photon high-excitation-energy approach to fibre grating inscription," Meas. Sci. Tech.  18, R1-R29 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Commun. (1)

H. R. Sorensen, J. Canning, J. Laegsgaard, K. Hansen, and P. Varming, "Liquid filling of photonic crystal fibres for grating writing," Opt. Commun. 270, 207-210 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Express (3)

Opt. Lett. (2)

Opt. Letters (1)

B. J. Eggleton, P. S. Westbrook, R. S. Windeler, S. Spalter, and T. A. Strasser, "Grating resonances in air-silica microstructured optical fibers," Opt. Lett. 24, 1460-1462 (1999).

Phys. (1)

T. P. White, B. T. Kuhlmey, R. C. McPhedran, D. Maystre, G. Renversez, C. M. de Sterke, and L. C. Botten, "Multipole method for microstructured optical fibers. I. Formulation," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 19, 2322-2330 (2002).

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