Abstract

We demonstrate and analyze the acousto-optic coupling between two optical polarization modes of the LP01 mode propagating in a highly birefringent photonic crystal fiber. The coupling is realized based on wavelength selective acousto-optic coupling by traveling torsional acoustic wave in an all-fiber tunable polarization filter configuration. The dispersion properties of the torsional acoustic wave in the photonic crystal fiber and the influence of axial non-uniformity in the modal birefringence on the filter transmission are discussed in detail.

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2004

H. Ebendorff-Heidepriem, K. Furusawa, D. R. Richardson, and T. M. Monro, "Fundamentals and applications of silica and nonsilica holey fibers," Proc. SPIE 5350, 35-49 (2004).

2003

B. Langli and K. Bløtekjær, "Effect of acoustic birefringence on acoustooptic interaction in birefringent two-mode optical fibers," J. Lightwave Technol. 21, 528-535 (2003).
[CrossRef]

P. St. J. Russell, "Photonic crystal fibers," Science 299, 358-362 (2003).
[CrossRef]

J. C. Knight, "Photonic crystal fibres," Nature 424, 847-851 (2003).
[CrossRef]

2001

F. Chollet, J. P. Goedgebuer, and G. Ramantoko, "Limitations imposed by birefringence uniformity on narrow-linewidth filters based on mode coupling," Opt. Eng. 40, 2763-2770 (2001).
[CrossRef]

S. Johnson and J. Joannopoulos, "Block-iterative frequency-domain methods for Maxwell's equations in a planewave basis," Opt. Express 8, 173-190 (2001), http://www.opticsinfobase.org/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-8-3-173.

2000

1997

1996

1995

1993

D. A. Smith, A. d'Alessandro, J. E. Baran, and H. Herrmann, "Source of sidelobe asymmetry in integrated acousto-optic filters," Appl. Phys. Lett. 62, 814-816 (1993).
[CrossRef]

1992

H. Herrmann and St. Schmid, "Integrated acousto-optical mode-convertors with weighted coupling using surface acoustic wave directional couplers," Electron. Lett. 28, 979-980 (1992).
[CrossRef]

1988

W. Warzanskyj, F. Heismann, and R. C. Alferness, "Polarization-independent electro-optically tunable narrow-band wavelength filter," Appl. Phys. Lett. 53, 13-15 (1988).
[CrossRef]

F. Laurell and G. Arvidsson, "Frequency doubling in Ti:MgO:LiNbO3 channel waveguides," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 5, 292-299 (1988).

H. E. Engan, B. Y. Kim, J. N. Blake, and H. J. Shaw, "Propagation and optical interaction of guided acoustic waves in two-mode optical fibers," J. Lightwave Technol. 6, 428-436 (1988).
[CrossRef]

Alferness, R. C.

W. Warzanskyj, F. Heismann, and R. C. Alferness, "Polarization-independent electro-optically tunable narrow-band wavelength filter," Appl. Phys. Lett. 53, 13-15 (1988).
[CrossRef]

Arvidsson, G.

Baran, J. E.

D. A. Smith, A. d'Alessandro, J. E. Baran, and H. Herrmann, "Source of sidelobe asymmetry in integrated acousto-optic filters," Appl. Phys. Lett. 62, 814-816 (1993).
[CrossRef]

Birks, T. A.

Bjarklev, A.

J. Lægsgaard and A. Bjarklev, "Microstructured optical fibers - fundamentals and applications," J. Am. Ceram. Soc. 89, 2-12 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Blake, J. N.

H. E. Engan, B. Y. Kim, J. N. Blake, and H. J. Shaw, "Propagation and optical interaction of guided acoustic waves in two-mode optical fibers," J. Lightwave Technol. 6, 428-436 (1988).
[CrossRef]

Bløtekjær, K.

Chollet, F.

F. Chollet, J. P. Goedgebuer, and G. Ramantoko, "Limitations imposed by birefringence uniformity on narrow-linewidth filters based on mode coupling," Opt. Eng. 40, 2763-2770 (2001).
[CrossRef]

d'Alessandro, A.

D. A. Smith, A. d'Alessandro, J. E. Baran, and H. Herrmann, "Source of sidelobe asymmetry in integrated acousto-optic filters," Appl. Phys. Lett. 62, 814-816 (1993).
[CrossRef]

Diez, A.

Ebendorff-Heidepriem, H.

H. Ebendorff-Heidepriem, K. Furusawa, D. R. Richardson, and T. M. Monro, "Fundamentals and applications of silica and nonsilica holey fibers," Proc. SPIE 5350, 35-49 (2004).

Eggleton, B. J.

Engan, H. E.

Furusawa, K.

H. Ebendorff-Heidepriem, K. Furusawa, D. R. Richardson, and T. M. Monro, "Fundamentals and applications of silica and nonsilica holey fibers," Proc. SPIE 5350, 35-49 (2004).

Goedgebuer, J. P.

F. Chollet, J. P. Goedgebuer, and G. Ramantoko, "Limitations imposed by birefringence uniformity on narrow-linewidth filters based on mode coupling," Opt. Eng. 40, 2763-2770 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Haakestad, M. W.

Heismann, F.

W. Warzanskyj, F. Heismann, and R. C. Alferness, "Polarization-independent electro-optically tunable narrow-band wavelength filter," Appl. Phys. Lett. 53, 13-15 (1988).
[CrossRef]

Herrmann, H.

D. A. Smith, A. d'Alessandro, J. E. Baran, and H. Herrmann, "Source of sidelobe asymmetry in integrated acousto-optic filters," Appl. Phys. Lett. 62, 814-816 (1993).
[CrossRef]

H. Herrmann and St. Schmid, "Integrated acousto-optical mode-convertors with weighted coupling using surface acoustic wave directional couplers," Electron. Lett. 28, 979-980 (1992).
[CrossRef]

Hwang, I. K.

Joannopoulos, J.

Johnson, S.

Kim, B. Y.

Kim, H. S.

Knight, J. C.

J. C. Knight, "Photonic crystal fibres," Nature 424, 847-851 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Lægsgaard, J.

J. Lægsgaard and A. Bjarklev, "Microstructured optical fibers - fundamentals and applications," J. Am. Ceram. Soc. 89, 2-12 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Langli, B.

Laurell, F.

Lee, K. J.

Lim, S. D.

Mangan, B. J.

Monro, T. M.

H. Ebendorff-Heidepriem, K. Furusawa, D. R. Richardson, and T. M. Monro, "Fundamentals and applications of silica and nonsilica holey fibers," Proc. SPIE 5350, 35-49 (2004).

Östling, D.

Park, H. C.

Ramantoko, G.

F. Chollet, J. P. Goedgebuer, and G. Ramantoko, "Limitations imposed by birefringence uniformity on narrow-linewidth filters based on mode coupling," Opt. Eng. 40, 2763-2770 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Reeves, W. H.

Richardson, D. R.

H. Ebendorff-Heidepriem, K. Furusawa, D. R. Richardson, and T. M. Monro, "Fundamentals and applications of silica and nonsilica holey fibers," Proc. SPIE 5350, 35-49 (2004).

Russell, P. St. J.

Schmid, St.

H. Herrmann and St. Schmid, "Integrated acousto-optical mode-convertors with weighted coupling using surface acoustic wave directional couplers," Electron. Lett. 28, 979-980 (1992).
[CrossRef]

Shaw, H. J.

H. E. Engan, B. Y. Kim, J. N. Blake, and H. J. Shaw, "Propagation and optical interaction of guided acoustic waves in two-mode optical fibers," J. Lightwave Technol. 6, 428-436 (1988).
[CrossRef]

Smith, D. A.

D. A. Smith, A. d'Alessandro, J. E. Baran, and H. Herrmann, "Source of sidelobe asymmetry in integrated acousto-optic filters," Appl. Phys. Lett. 62, 814-816 (1993).
[CrossRef]

Steinvurzel, P.

Warzanskyj, W.

W. Warzanskyj, F. Heismann, and R. C. Alferness, "Polarization-independent electro-optically tunable narrow-band wavelength filter," Appl. Phys. Lett. 53, 13-15 (1988).
[CrossRef]

Yeom, D. -I.

Yun, S. H.

Appl. Phys. Lett.

D. A. Smith, A. d'Alessandro, J. E. Baran, and H. Herrmann, "Source of sidelobe asymmetry in integrated acousto-optic filters," Appl. Phys. Lett. 62, 814-816 (1993).
[CrossRef]

W. Warzanskyj, F. Heismann, and R. C. Alferness, "Polarization-independent electro-optically tunable narrow-band wavelength filter," Appl. Phys. Lett. 53, 13-15 (1988).
[CrossRef]

Electron. Lett.

H. Herrmann and St. Schmid, "Integrated acousto-optical mode-convertors with weighted coupling using surface acoustic wave directional couplers," Electron. Lett. 28, 979-980 (1992).
[CrossRef]

J. Am. Ceram. Soc.

J. Lægsgaard and A. Bjarklev, "Microstructured optical fibers - fundamentals and applications," J. Am. Ceram. Soc. 89, 2-12 (2006).
[CrossRef]

J. Lightwave Technol.

J. Opt. Soc. Am. A

J. Opt. Soc. Am. B

Nature

J. C. Knight, "Photonic crystal fibres," Nature 424, 847-851 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Eng.

F. Chollet, J. P. Goedgebuer, and G. Ramantoko, "Limitations imposed by birefringence uniformity on narrow-linewidth filters based on mode coupling," Opt. Eng. 40, 2763-2770 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Express

Opt. Lett.

Proc. SPIE

H. Ebendorff-Heidepriem, K. Furusawa, D. R. Richardson, and T. M. Monro, "Fundamentals and applications of silica and nonsilica holey fibers," Proc. SPIE 5350, 35-49 (2004).

Science

P. St. J. Russell, "Photonic crystal fibers," Science 299, 358-362 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Other

S. G. Johnson and J. D. Joannopoulos, "The MIT photonic-bands (MPB) package," http://ab-initio.mit.edu/wiki/index.php/MIT_Photonic_Bands.

K. F. Graff, Wave Motion in Elastic Solids (Ohio State University Press, 1975), Chap. 2.

S. P. Timoshenko and J. N. Goodier, Theory of Elasticity (McGrow-Hill, 1970), Chap. 10.

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