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Optics Express

  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 21, Iss. 2 — Jan. 28, 2013
  • pp: 1541–1546

Electro-optic phase modulation in light induced self-written waveguides propagated in a 5CB doped photopolymer

Abdelmonem Jemal, Mohamed Ben Belgacem, Saber Kamoun, Mohamed Gargouri, Kokou D. (Honorat) Dorkenoo, Alberto Barsella, and Loïc Mager  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 21, Issue 2, pp. 1541-1546 (2013)

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We present the inscription of a Light Induced Self-Written (LISW) waveguide in a 4-cyano-4′-pentylbipheny (5CB) doped photopolymer. The dynamic reorientation of the 5CB molecules in the material under applied electric field leads to birefringence in LISW waveguide and thus allows the control of the phase of the guided mode.

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OCIS Codes
(160.4890) Materials : Organic materials
(230.2090) Optical devices : Electro-optical devices
(190.6135) Nonlinear optics : Spatial solitons

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

Original Manuscript: October 16, 2012
Revised Manuscript: December 19, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: December 19, 2012
Published: January 14, 2013

Abdelmonem Jemal, Mohamed Ben Belgacem, Saber Kamoun, Mohamed Gargouri, Kokou D. (Honorat) Dorkenoo, Alberto Barsella, and Loïc Mager, "Electro-optic phase modulation in light induced self-written waveguides propagated in a 5CB doped photopolymer," Opt. Express 21, 1541-1546 (2013)

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