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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 38, Iss. 4 — Feb. 15, 2013
  • pp: 452–454

ITO electrode-embedded double-cladding single-crystal LiNbO3 optical fiber

Jau-Sheng Wang and Yung-Hsin Tseng  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 38, Issue 4, pp. 452-454 (2013)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.38.000452


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Abstract

In this Letter, we demonstrate a way to make single-crystal LiNbO3 optical fibers with silica glass cladding and In2O3-SnO (ITO) electrodes embedded between core and cladding with a one-step drawing process with the CO2 laser-heated pedestal growth technique. A half-wave voltage (Vπ) of 6.6 V, effective electro-optic coefficient of 23.6pm/V, and transmission loss of 0.89dB/cm was achieved in the single-crystal LiNbO3 optical fiber with core diameter of 9 μm and electrode distance of 50 μm. Furthermore, the technique can be applicable to make other single-crystal core optical fibers with ITO-embedded electrodes, which could potentially enable many electrically tunable fiber devices along with the unique property of the single-crystal core.

© 2013 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(250.0040) Optoelectronics : Detectors
(250.4390) Optoelectronics : Nonlinear optics, integrated optics

ToC Category:
Optoelectronics

History
Original Manuscript: October 25, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: December 3, 2012
Published: February 8, 2013

Citation
Jau-Sheng Wang and Yung-Hsin Tseng, "ITO electrode-embedded double-cladding single-crystal LiNbO3 optical fiber," Opt. Lett. 38, 452-454 (2013)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-38-4-452


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