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Optics Express

  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 14, Iss. 23 — Nov. 13, 2006
  • pp: 11234–11241

All fiber polarimetric modulation using an electro-optic fiber with internal Pb-Sn electrodes

Bok Hyeon Kim, Songbae Moon, Un-Chul Paek, and Won-Taek Han  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 14, Issue 23, pp. 11234-11241 (2006)

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All fiber electro-optic modulation using a polarimetric cell based on an electro-optic fiber with internal Pb-Sn electrodes was demonstrated. For the polarimetric cell, the electro-optic fiber with two 149 cm long internal electrodes was fabricated by injection of a molten Pb-Sn alloy into the holes of the fiber. The characteristics of the modulation were explained by the electric field induced phase retardation due to the polarization dependent electro-optic Kerr effect. The difference in the effective second order nonlinearity between TM and TE polarization directions was obtained to be 0.0035 pm/V at the applied DC voltage of 6.5 kV.

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OCIS Codes
(190.3270) Nonlinear optics : Kerr effect
(190.4370) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, fibers
(230.2090) Optical devices : Electro-optical devices

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

Original Manuscript: October 2, 2006
Revised Manuscript: October 26, 2006
Manuscript Accepted: October 30, 2006
Published: November 13, 2006

Bok Hyeon Kim, Songbae Moon, Un-Chul Paek, and Won-Taek Han, "All fiber polarimetric modulation using an electro-optic fiber with internal Pb-Sn electrodes," Opt. Express 14, 11234-11241 (2006)

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