Sørensen, Henrik Rokkjær2; Canning, J.5; Lægsgaard, Jesper2; Hansen, K.6
1 Nanophotonics, Department of Photonics Engineering, Technical University of Denmark2 Department of Photonics Engineering, Technical University of Denmark3 Fibers & Nonlinear Optics, Department of Photonics Engineering, Technical University of Denmark4 Center for Nanoteknologi, Center, Technical University of Denmark5 University of Sydney6 Crystal Fibre A/S
By controlling the fibre geometry, the fraction of optical field within the holes and the inserted material of a photonic crystal fibre, we demonstrate that it is possible to engineer any arbitrary wavelength-dependent thermo-optic coefficient. The possibility of making a fibre with a zero temperature dependent thermo-optic coefficient, ideal for packaging of structured fibre gratings, is proposed and explored.
Optics Express, 2006, Vol 14, Issue 14, p. 6428-6433