We propose a new method for controlling the chirp of a linearly chirped fiber Bragg grating (FBG) without a center wavelength shift by using beam bending. The beam consists of a plastic sleeve enclosing a 10-cm-long chirped FBG and a metal rod. The grating pitch could be varied to give positive or negative chirp as well as zero chirp (i.e., uniform pitch) as applying displacement to one end of the beam without rotation. The dispersion at the two extremes of mechanical displacement were -791 ps/nm and 4-932 ps/nm. The center wavelength shift of the FBG was as small as 0.09 nm over the dispersion tuning range.
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- Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
- Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
- Electrical and Electronic Engineering