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Slow light with flat or offset band edges in few-mode fiber with two gratings

Handmer, C.J; de Sterke, C Martijn; Steel, Michael J; Sukhorukov, Andrey


We consider mode coupling in multimode optical fibers using either two Bragg gratings or a Bragg grating and a long-period grating. We show that the magnitude of the band edge curvature can be controlled leading to a flat, quartic band-edge or to two band edges at distinct, nonequivalent k-values, allowing precise control of slow light propagation.

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2007-12-17
Type: Journal article
Source: Optics Express
DOI: 10.1364/OE.15.017954


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