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Electric control of state of polarization in index-guiding photonic liquid crystal fibers
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Paper Abstract

Photonic liquid crystal fibers allow for dynamic modification of their guiding and polarization properties. In particular it is possible to dynamically tune phase delay between two orthogonal polarization of the guided mode. In this work an index-guiding photonic liquid crystal fiber with highly tunable retardation, reaching value of 15λ (or 30π in terms of phase difference) is presented. Electric tuning with two sets of electrodes is also discussed and demonstrated proving that photonic liquid crystal fibers can be utilized as a all-in-fiber polarization controllers.

Paper Details

Date Published: 20 May 2013
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 8794, Fifth European Workshop on Optical Fibre Sensors, 87942D (20 May 2013); doi: 10.1117/12.2026090
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Slawomir Ertman, Warsaw Univ. of Technology (Poland)
Agata Siarkowska, Warsaw Univ. of Technology (Poland)
Dariusz Pysz, Institute of Electronic Materials Technology (Poland)
Ryszard Buczyński, Univ. of Warsaw (Poland)
Edward Nowinowski-Kruszelnicki, Military Univ. of Technology (Poland)
Roman Dąbrowski, Military Univ. of Technology (Poland)
Tomasz R. Woliński, Warsaw Univ. of Technology (Poland)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8794:
Fifth European Workshop on Optical Fibre Sensors
Leszek R. Jaroszewicz, Editor(s)

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