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Applied Optics

APPLICATIONS-CENTERED RESEARCH IN OPTICS

  • Editor: Joseph N. Mait
  • Vol. 48, Iss. 28 — Oct. 1, 2009
  • pp: 5280–5286

Ink-jetting AJL8/APC for D-fiber electric field sensors

Joshua Kvavle, Stephen Schultz, and Richard Selfridge  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 48, Issue 28, pp. 5280-5286 (2009)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.48.005280


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Abstract

Spin casting electro-optic polymers for in-fiber device fabrication is problematic due to the flexibility and high-contrast topography of optical fibers. An ink-jetting method is developed for the deposition of AJL8/APC using a commercially available printer. The method results in more consistent control of film thickness and uses 1000 times less material than the spin-coating method. A D-fiber electric field sensor is fabricated using this deposition method and exhibits a sensitivity of 157   V / ( m √ Hz ) at a modulation frequency of 6   GHz .

© 2009 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(060.2370) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics sensors
(190.4370) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, fibers
(230.2090) Optical devices : Electro-optical devices
(310.3840) Thin films : Materials and process characterization

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

History
Original Manuscript: June 11, 2009
Revised Manuscript: August 27, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: September 3, 2009
Published: September 21, 2009

Citation
Joshua Kvavle, Stephen Schultz, and Richard Selfridge, "Ink-jetting AJL8/APC for D-fiber electric field sensors," Appl. Opt. 48, 5280-5286 (2009)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-48-28-5280

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