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  • Vol. 13, Iss. 5 — May. 1, 1988
  • pp: 401–403

Polarization-desensitized liquid-crystal overlay optical-fiber modulator

R. Kashyap, C. S. Winter, and B. K. Nayar  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 13, Issue 5, pp. 401-403 (1988)

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A fiber-based device with a novel nematic liquid-crystal overlay compatible with silica fiber at room temperature is reported here to demonstrate polarization-independent modulation. The device is formed using a polished half-coupler block that has been surface treated so that the liquid crystal affects orthogonal polarizations in a similar and simultaneous manner. This permits the modulation of input light of arbitrary polarization on the application of an electric field.

© 1988 Optical Society of America

Original Manuscript: November 20, 1987
Manuscript Accepted: February 9, 1988
Published: May 1, 1988

R. Kashyap, C. S. Winter, and B. K. Nayar, "Polarization-desensitized liquid-crystal overlay optical-fiber modulator," Opt. Lett. 13, 401-403 (1988)

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