Highly efficient acoustooptic tunable filter based on cladding etched single-mode fiber

The efficiency enhancement of an acoustooptic tunable filter on cladding etched single-mode fiber (SMF) is investigated experimentally. When the fiber diameter is etched down to 30 /spl mu/m, the acoustooptic coupling efficiency from the LP/sub 01/ core mode to the LP/sub 11/ cladding mode was increased by an order of magnitude, and the RF power consumption… CONTINUE READING