Few-Layer Graphene Integrated Tilted Fiber Grating For All-Optical Switching


Recently, the integration of two-dimensional materials with optical fibers has opened up a great opportunity to develop all-fiber signal-processing devices. Graphene is an ideal material for all-optical signal processing via thermal-optic effect because of its high electrical and thermal conductivity, as well as broadband light-matter interactions with fast responses. Herein, we report the achievement of all-optical switching with fast response by integrating few-layer graphene onto a tilted fiber Bragg grating (TFBG) inscribed in a reduced-diameter fiber. Relying on graphene's decent photothermal effect, the transmission spectrum of the TFBG could be all-optically modulated by tuning the incident pump power. The all-optical switch can consequently operate at a series of wavelengths owing to the TFBG's comb-like resonances. The reduced diameter of the graphene-integrated TFBG and the pump at its resonant wavelength promise the all-optical switch to have a fast-dynamic response of around 1 μs and an extinction ratio exceeding 13 dB. This compact device with graphene integration has the potentials to be integrated into all-fiber system to extend the functions of all-optical signal processing.

Publication DOI: https://doi.org/10.1109/JLT.2020.3036761
Divisions: College of Engineering & Physical Sciences > Aston Institute of Photonics Technology (AIPT)
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Uncontrolled Keywords: All-optical switch,Graphene,Optical fiber devices,Optical fibers,Optical interferometry,Optical pumping,Optical surface waves,Optical switches,few-layer graphene,reduceddiameter fiber,tilted fiber grating,Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
Publication ISSN: 0733-8724
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Published Date: 2021-03-01
Published Online Date: 2020-11-16
Accepted Date: 2020-11-01
Authors: Jiang, Biqiang
Hou, Yueguo
Wang, Hongyang
Gan, Xuetao
Li, Ailun
Hao, Zhen
Zhou, Kaiming (ORCID Profile 0000-0002-6011-1912)
Zhang, Lin
Zhao, Jianlin



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