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  • Vol. 25, Iss. 4 — Feb. 15, 2000
  • pp: 200–202

Carbon dioxide laser-assisted poling of silicate-based optical fibers

Paul Blazkiewicz, Wei Xu, Danny Wong, John Canning, Mattias Åsland, and Graham Town  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 25, Issue 4, pp. 200-202 (2000)

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A novel poling method, carbon dioxide laser-assisted poling (CLAP), is demonstrated. Localized heating during CLAP is achieved through silicate absorption of the CO>2 laser radiation. Electro-optic coefficients of 0.2 pm/V are achieved within a 55-s scan of a twin-hole fiber. It is shown that there is a range of CO>2 laser powers for which the residual electro-optic coefficient is maximized.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2400) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber properties
(140.3390) Lasers and laser optics : Laser materials processing
(160.2100) Materials : Electro-optical materials
(190.4370) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, fibers

Paul Blazkiewicz, Wei Xu, Danny Wong, John Canning, Mattias Åsland, and Graham Town, "Carbon dioxide laser-assisted poling of silicate-based optical fibers," Opt. Lett. 25, 200-202 (2000)

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