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  • Vol. 42, Iss. 25 — Sep. 1, 2003
  • pp: 5033–5039

Electrically controllable in-line-type polarizer using polymer-dispersed liquid-crystal spliced optical fibers

Seungin Baek, Yoonchan Jeong, Hak-Rin Kim, Sin-Doo Lee, and Byoungho Lee  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 42, Issue 25, pp. 5033-5039 (2003)

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The polarization-dependent transmission of light through an electrically controllable in-line-type polarizer that is made from polymer-dispersed liquid-crystal spliced optical fibers is discussed experimentally and theoretically. This in-line-type optical splicing method has the advantage of low transmission loss when it is applied in optical fiber communication systems. An anomalous diffraction approach is used to compute the scattering cross section of polymer-dispersed liquid-crystal droplets. The experimental results are supported by a theoretical analysis. This device can be employed in electrically controllable in-line-type polarizers and has the potential to yield electrically controllable polarization-dependent loss compensators.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2310) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics
(230.2090) Optical devices : Electro-optical devices
(230.5440) Optical devices : Polarization-selective devices

Original Manuscript: February 7, 2003
Revised Manuscript: May 8, 2003
Published: September 1, 2003

Seungin Baek, Yoonchan Jeong, Hak-Rin Kim, Sin-Doo Lee, and Byoungho Lee, "Electrically controllable in-line-type polarizer using polymer-dispersed liquid-crystal spliced optical fibers," Appl. Opt. 42, 5033-5039 (2003)

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