Optical coupling between a long-period fiber grating and a parallel tilted fiber Bragg grating

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1726-1728
Journal / PublicationOptics Letters
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jun 2009


We experimentally demonstrate the contradirectional optical coupling between two parallel fibers that contain a long-period fiber grating and a tilted fiber Bragg grating, respectively. Strong coupling occurs between the cladding modes of the same order over the overlapped resonance bands of the two gratings. By optimizing the coupling conditions, we achieve a peak coupling efficiency of ∼80% at ∼1534 nm witha3dB bandwidth of ∼0.12 nm and a side-mode suppression ratio of ∼16 dB, regardless of which fiber light is launched into. This coupler configuration can be explored for the development of narrow-band all-fiber optical components. © 2009 Optical Society of America.