A dual-function all-in-fiber device based on negative dielectric liquid crystal photonic bandgap fibers is presented. This device can work both as an electrically tunable waveplate in the range 1520nm-1580nm, and as a polarimeter at 1310nm.
© 2008 The Optical Society
(060.0060) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics and optical communications
(230.0230) Optical devices : Optical devices
(230.3720) Optical devices : Liquid-crystal devices
(060.5295) Fiber optics and optical communications : Photonic crystal fibers
L. Wei, L. Eskildsen, J. Weirich, L. Scolari, T. T. Alkeskjold, and A. Bjarklev, "A Dual-Function All-in-Fiber Device Based on Negative Dielectric Liquid Crystal Photonic Bandgap Fibers," in Asia Optical Fiber Communication and Optoelectronic Exposition and Conference, OSA Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2008), paper SuB5.
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