Transverse coupling to the core of a photonic crystal fiber: The photo-inscription of gratings

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Optics Express, 2007, 15 (12), pp. 7876 - 7887
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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. © 2007 Optical Society of America.
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