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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 16, Iss. 13 — Jun. 23, 2008
  • pp: 9595–9600

Widely Tunable Reflection-type Fabry-Perot Interferometer based on Relaxor Ferroelectric Poly(vinylidenefluoride-chlorotrifluoroethylene-trifluoroethylene)

Hongyu Zhen, Hui Ye, Xu Liu, Dexi Zhu, Haifeng Li, Yingying Lu, and Qing Wang  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 16, Issue 13, pp. 9595-9600 (2008)

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A reflection-type Fabry-Perot interferometer (FPI) with a large tunability has been demonstrated on relaxor ferroelectric poly(vinylidenefluoride-chlorotrifluoroethylene-trifluoroethylene) [P(VDF-CTFE-TrFE)] 78.9/13.9/7.2 mol% with a thickness of 9.2 µm. The optical path length of the FPI is modulated by the electrostrictive strain of the terpolymer under electric field, where the low-loss distributed Bragg reflector and aluminium film are employed as the mirrors in the FPI. A positive strain of 20% has been achieved in the terpolymer film under a field of 30 MV/m, which leads to the FPI with a tunable range of more than 200 nm at wavelengths around 680 nm.

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OCIS Codes
(120.2230) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Fabry-Perot
(160.5470) Materials : Polymers
(130.2260) Integrated optics : Ferroelectrics

ToC Category:
Instrumentation, Measurement, and Metrology

Original Manuscript: April 17, 2008
Revised Manuscript: May 20, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: May 26, 2008
Published: June 13, 2008

Hongyu Zhen, Hui Ye, Xu Liu, Dexi Zhu, Haifeng Li, Yingying Lu, and Qing Wang, "Widely tunable reflection-type Fabry-Perot interferometer based on relaxor ferroelectric poly(vinylidenefluoride-chlorotrifluoroethylene-trifluoroethylene)," Opt. Express 16, 9595-9600 (2008)

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