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  • Vol. 19, Iss. 23 — Dec. 1, 1994
  • pp: 2036–2038

In-line fiber-optic components using Langmuir–Blodgett films

R. B. Charters, S. E. Staines, and R. P. Tatam  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 19, Issue 23, pp. 2036-2038 (1994)

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Langmuir–Blodgett (LB) films of ω-tricosenoic acid are deposited onto side-polished optical fibers, resulting in wavelength-selective elements. The wavelength response is shown to be strongly dependent on film thickness, giving a shift in central wavelength with film thickness of Δλ0d = 2.4, in agreement with a simple phase-matching model. It is demonstrated that an alternative polishing technique, requiring no substrates or epoxy, allows more repeatable LB deposition and produces devices with similar characteristics. This is the only technique that will allow deposition of more complex electro-optic LB film-forming molecules.

© 1994 Optical Society of America

Original Manuscript: July 13, 1994
Published: December 1, 1994

R. B. Charters, S. E. Staines, and R. P. Tatam, "In-line fiber-optic components using Langmuir–Blodgett films," Opt. Lett. 19, 2036-2038 (1994)

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