Highly Efficient Side-Coupled Acousto-Optic Modulation of a Suspended Core Fiber Bragg Grating

Ricardo E. Da Silva, Egor Manuylovich, Namita Sahoo, Martin Becker, Manfred Rothhardt, Hartmut Bartelt, David J. Webb

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We demonstrate acousto-optic modulation of a fiber Bragg grating in a birefringent suspended core fiber up to frequencies of 5.2 MHz for the first time. At acoustic resonances lower than 820 kHz, the reflectivity of the orthogonal polarization modes is electrically switched to a superposed reflection band with a maximum modulation depth of 51% at 10 V. The wavelength peak of the polarization modes is dynamically shifted by tuning the driven electrical signal from 1.92 to 5.2 MHz. A novel side-coupled based acousto-optic device is demonstrated, indicating new possibilities for ultracompact, fast and efficient all-fiber integrated devices.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1379-1382
Number of pages4
JournalIEEE Photonics Technology Letters
Issue number24
Early online date26 Oct 2021
Publication statusPublished - 15 Dec 2021

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Funding: This project has received funding from the European Union´s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the Marie Sklodowska-Curie grant
agreement No 713694


  • Acousto-optic devices
  • fiber Bragg gratings
  • fiber-optic components


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