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Compact optical microfiber components based on small size piezoelectric ceramic transducer
Author(s): Xueliang Zhang; George Chen; Zhangqi Song; M. Belal; E. Koukharenko; G. Brambilla; T. P. Newson
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Paper Abstract

Optical microfibers have attracted much attention in recent years due to its physical flexibility and low bending loss, which enables the possibility to make compact active optical components when combined with small-size piezoelectric ceramic transducers. Here, we present the demonstration of OM embedded in low refractive index polymer wound around a piezoceramic rod of 1 mm diameter and 6 mm length as a compact optical phase modulator, which showed a frequency response up to 1 MHz. We also report the fabrication of a compact tunable optical resonator from a 3 mm diameter, 1 mm thick piezoceramic disc with a 50 pm shift when 600 V is applied across its electrodes.

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Date Published: 17 October 2012
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 8421, OFS2012 22nd International Conference on Optical Fiber Sensors, 842112 (17 October 2012); doi: 10.1117/12.968792
Show Author Affiliations
Xueliang Zhang, National Univ. of Defense Technology (China)
George Chen, Univ. of Southampton (United Kingdom)
Zhangqi Song, National Univ. of Defense Technology (China)
M. Belal, Univ. of Southampton (United Kingdom)
E. Koukharenko, Univ. of Southampton (United Kingdom)
G. Brambilla, Univ. of Southampton (United Kingdom)
T. P. Newson, Univ. of Southampton (United Kingdom)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8421:
OFS2012 22nd International Conference on Optical Fiber Sensors
Yanbiao Liao; Wei Jin; David D. Sampson; Ryozo Yamauchi; Youngjoo Chung; Kentaro Nakamura; Yunjiang Rao, Editor(s)

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