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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 18, Iss. 3 — Feb. 1, 2010
  • pp: 2842–2848

Analysis and optimization of an all-fiber device based on photonic crystal fiber with integrated electrodes

Giancarlo Chesini, Valdir A. Serrão, Marcos A. R. Franco, and Cristiano M. B. Cordeiro  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 18, Issue 3, pp. 2842-2848 (2010)

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We present both numerical and experimental studies of an all-fiber device based on the integration of metallic electrodes into photonic crystal fibers (PCF). The device operation consists on applying electrical current to the electrodes which, by Joule effect, expand and squeeze the PCF microstructure in a preferential direction, altering both phase and group birefringence. We investigate the effect of integrating electrodes into the fiber and the dependence of the device sensitivity on the electrode configuration and composition.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2310) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics
(230.3990) Optical devices : Micro-optical devices

ToC Category:
Photonic Crystal Fibers

Original Manuscript: December 15, 2009
Revised Manuscript: January 18, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: January 19, 2010
Published: January 26, 2010

Giancarlo Chesini, Valdir A. Serrão, Marcos A. R. Franco, and Cristiano M. B. Cordeiro, "Analysis and optimization of an all-fiber device based on photonic crystal fiber with integrated electrodes," Opt. Express 18, 2842-2848 (2010)

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