José J. Sánchez-Mondragón

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Low-loss all-fiber photonic lantern (PL) mode multiplexers (MUXs) capable of selectively exciting the first six fiber modes of a multimode fiber (LP<sub>01</sub>, LP<sub>11a</sub>, LP<sub>11b</sub>, LP<sub>21a</sub>, LP<sub>21b</sub>, and LP<sub>02</sub>) are demonstrated. Fabrication of the spatial mode multiplexers was successfully achieved employing a(More)
A novel (to the best of our knowledge) liquid level sensor based on multimode interference (MMI) effects is proposed and demonstrated. By using a multimode fiber (MMF) without cladding, known as no-core fiber, liquids around the MMF modify the self-imaging properties of the MMI device and the liquid level can be detected. We show that the sensor exhibits a(More)
A simple and compact fiber optic sensor based on a two-core fiber is demonstrated for high-performance measurements of refractive indices (RI) of liquids. In order to demonstrate the suitability of the proposed sensor to perform high-sensitivity sensing in a variety of applications, the sensor has been used to measure the RI of binary liquid mixtures. Such(More)
The intermixing characteristics of three widely used combinations of InP based quantum wells (QW) are investigated using the impurity-free vacancy disordering (IFVD) technique. We demonstrate that the bandgap energy shift is highly dependent on the concentration gradient of the as-grown wells and barriers, as well as the thickness of the well, with thinner(More)
We present experimental results on the propagation of an interference pattern of two He-Ne laser beams of unequal amplitudes through a photorefractive Bi(12)TiO(20) crystal in the presence of drift nonlinearity. The phenomenon that we have observed is the focusing of the fringes as the nonlinearity of the crystal is increased. We show that such a phenomenon(More)
We propagate two coherent and parallel beams of a He-Ne laser through a Bi(12)TiO(20) photorefractive crystal in the presence of drift nonlinearity. Our experimental results demonstrate that the beams attract or repel each other according to their initial phase difference. They attract each other when they are initially in phase and they repel each other(More)
A novel fiber optic temperature sensor based on a liquid-core multimode interference device is demonstrated. The advantage of such structure is that the thermo-optic coefficient (TOC) of the liquid is at least one order of magnitude larger than that of silica and this, combined with the fact that the TOC of silica and the liquid have opposite signs,(More)
We have carried out the analytical and numerical analysis of metallic insets embedded in a dielectric photonic crystal (DPC). The corresponding one-dimensional metallo-dielectric photonic crystal (MDPC) is studied in relation to the substratum DPC. We describe the complex MDPC dispersion relation curves and the transmission coefficient at the different(More)
We report the fabrication of a saturable absorber based on SU8 single wall carbon nanotube (SWCNT) composite material. Thin films with a controllable thickness can be fabricated using a simple and reliable process. These films can be inserted between two FC/APC connectors in order to have an inline saturable absorber. A passive mode-locked laser was built(More)
We consider the operation of an active Talbot spatial filter in semiconductor laser arrays. High linearity of filtering can be achieved in lasers with separate driving systems for the array and filter regions by the use of a constant driving current in the filter region. If the regions are pumped equally, then lasers with high threshold current will show(More)