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Optically controlled all-fiber polarization rotator
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Paper Abstract

We demonstrate an all-fiber polarization rotator optically activated based on polymer-azobenzene complexes via guest-host system. The azo compound (Disperse Red 1) was incorporated in two polymeric matrices (PMMA and PDMS), which were used as coatings for tapered optical fibers and fused tapered couplers. These devices were then incorporated in a fiber ring laser cavity and the optically induced birefringence was monitored via changes in the polarization state of the fiber laser output and emission spectra. We present experimental results showing that this polymer coated devices could provide a simple means for developing optically controlled polarization switches.

Paper Details

Date Published: 14 October 2010
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 7839, 2nd Workshop on Specialty Optical Fibers and Their Applications (WSOF-2), 78391Q (14 October 2010); doi: 10.1117/12.868221
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Amado M. Velázquez Benítez, Univ. Nacional Autónoma de México (Mexico)
Juan Hernández-Cordero, Univ. Nacional Autónoma de México (Mexico)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7839:
2nd Workshop on Specialty Optical Fibers and Their Applications (WSOF-2)

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