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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 37, Iss. 3 — Feb. 1, 2012
  • pp: 320–322

Compact optical microfiber phase modulator

Xueliang Zhang, M. Belal, G. Y. Chen, Zhangqi Song, G. Brambilla, and T. P. Newson  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 37, Issue 3, pp. 320-322 (2012)

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A compact optical microfiber phase modulator with MHz bandwidth is presented. A micrometer-diameter microfiber is wound on a millimeter-diameter piezoelectric ceramic rod with two electrodes. When a voltage is applied to the piezoelectric ceramic, the rod is strained, leading to a phase change along the microfiber; because of the small size, the optical microfiber phase modulator can have as high as a few MHz bandwidth response.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2430) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fibers, single-mode
(120.5060) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Phase modulation
(250.4110) Optoelectronics : Modulators

ToC Category:
Instrumentation, Measurement, and Metrology

Original Manuscript: October 28, 2011
Revised Manuscript: November 25, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: November 28, 2011
Published: January 19, 2012

Xueliang Zhang, M. Belal, G. Y. Chen, Zhangqi Song, G. Brambilla, and T. P. Newson, "Compact optical microfiber phase modulator," Opt. Lett. 37, 320-322 (2012)

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