Abstract

We use low-coherence interferometry to measure the group-velocity dispersion (GVD) of the fast and slow Bloch modes of structural rocking filters, produced by twisting a highly birefringent photonic crystal fiber to and fro while scanning a focused CO2 laser beam along it. The GVD curves in the vicinity of the resonant wavelength differ dramatically from those of the unperturbed fiber, suggesting that rocking filters could be used in the optimization of, e.g., four-wave mixing and supercontinuum generation. Excellent agreement is obtained between theory and experiment.

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J. C. Knight, J. Arriaga, T. A. Birks, A. Ortigosa-Blanch, W. J. Wadsworth, and P. St.J. Russell, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 12, 807 (2000).
[CrossRef]

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Anuszkiewicz, A.

Arriaga, J.

J. C. Knight, J. Arriaga, T. A. Birks, A. Ortigosa-Blanch, W. J. Wadsworth, and P. St.J. Russell, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 12, 807 (2000).
[CrossRef]

Ashkin, A.

Birks, T. A.

Couny, F.

Dziedzic, J. M.

Farr, L.

Kakarantzas, G.

Kang, M. S.

L. Zang, M. S. Kang, M. Kolesik, M. Scharrer, and P. St.J. Russell, J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 27, 1742 (2010).
[CrossRef]

L. Y. Zang, M. S. Kang, G. J. Pearce, M. Scharrer, S. Rammler, and P. St.J. Russell, in Proceedings of IEEE/LEOS Winter Topicals Conference (IEEE, 2008), paper TuD4.3.

Knight, J. C.

J. C. Knight, J. Arriaga, T. A. Birks, A. Ortigosa-Blanch, W. J. Wadsworth, and P. St.J. Russell, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 12, 807 (2000).
[CrossRef]

T. A. Birks, J. C. Knight, and P. St.J. Russell, Opt. Lett. 22, 961 (1997).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Kolesik, M.

Mangan, B. J.

Ortigosa-Blanch, A.

G. Kakarantzas, A. Ortigosa-Blanch, T. A. Birks, P. St.J. Russell, L. Farr, F. Couny, and B. J. Mangan, Opt. Lett. 28, 158 (2003).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

J. C. Knight, J. Arriaga, T. A. Birks, A. Ortigosa-Blanch, W. J. Wadsworth, and P. St.J. Russell, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 12, 807 (2000).
[CrossRef]

Pearce, G. J.

L. Y. Zang, M. S. Kang, G. J. Pearce, M. Scharrer, S. Rammler, and P. St.J. Russell, in Proceedings of IEEE/LEOS Winter Topicals Conference (IEEE, 2008), paper TuD4.3.

Pleibel, W.

Rammler, S.

L. Y. Zang, M. S. Kang, G. J. Pearce, M. Scharrer, S. Rammler, and P. St.J. Russell, in Proceedings of IEEE/LEOS Winter Topicals Conference (IEEE, 2008), paper TuD4.3.

Russell, P. St.J.

L. Zang, M. S. Kang, M. Kolesik, M. Scharrer, and P. St.J. Russell, J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 27, 1742 (2010).
[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef] [PubMed]

J. C. Knight, J. Arriaga, T. A. Birks, A. Ortigosa-Blanch, W. J. Wadsworth, and P. St.J. Russell, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 12, 807 (2000).
[CrossRef]

T. A. Birks, J. C. Knight, and P. St.J. Russell, Opt. Lett. 22, 961 (1997).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

L. Y. Zang, M. S. Kang, G. J. Pearce, M. Scharrer, S. Rammler, and P. St.J. Russell, in Proceedings of IEEE/LEOS Winter Topicals Conference (IEEE, 2008), paper TuD4.3.

Scharrer, M.

L. Zang, M. S. Kang, M. Kolesik, M. Scharrer, and P. St.J. Russell, J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 27, 1742 (2010).
[CrossRef]

L. Y. Zang, M. S. Kang, G. J. Pearce, M. Scharrer, S. Rammler, and P. St.J. Russell, in Proceedings of IEEE/LEOS Winter Topicals Conference (IEEE, 2008), paper TuD4.3.

Statkiewicz-Barabach, G.

Stolen, R. H.

Urbanczyk, W.

Wadsworth, W. J.

J. C. Knight, J. Arriaga, T. A. Birks, A. Ortigosa-Blanch, W. J. Wadsworth, and P. St.J. Russell, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 12, 807 (2000).
[CrossRef]

Wojcik, J.

Zang, L.

Zang, L. Y.

L. Y. Zang, M. S. Kang, G. J. Pearce, M. Scharrer, S. Rammler, and P. St.J. Russell, in Proceedings of IEEE/LEOS Winter Topicals Conference (IEEE, 2008), paper TuD4.3.

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J. C. Knight, J. Arriaga, T. A. Birks, A. Ortigosa-Blanch, W. J. Wadsworth, and P. St.J. Russell, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 12, 807 (2000).
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L. Y. Zang, M. S. Kang, G. J. Pearce, M. Scharrer, S. Rammler, and P. St.J. Russell, in Proceedings of IEEE/LEOS Winter Topicals Conference (IEEE, 2008), paper TuD4.3.

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Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Measured dispersion for the slow (solid curve) and fast (dashed curve) fiber modes of the PCF used in the experiment. Inset, scanning electron micrograph showing a cross section of the fiber.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Measured (open circles) and calculated (solid curve) cross-coupled transmission spectrum for the rocking filter.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

(a) Measured (circles) and calculated (curves) reciprocal group velocity for the two Bloch modes of the rocking filter. (b) Dispersion for the slow (solid curve) and fast (dashed curve) Bloch modes obtained from (a).

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E B ( z + Λ ) = ( E Bf ( z + Λ ) E Bs ( z + Λ ) ) = M · E B ( z ) = e i k B Λ E B ( z ) ,
D = 2 π c λ 2 d β 1 d ω ,

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