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A porous glass waveguide doped with an electro-optic polymer
Author(s): Ozra Pouraghajani; Serge Caron; Roger A. Lessard
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Paper Abstract

Many devices using the electro-optic effect, in which the index of refraction changes upon application of an external electrical field, have been proposed to control the propagation of light in planar waveguides. Some electro-optic waveguides are made from polymers materials. However, none of them has the circular symmetry of optical fibers. Therefore the connection between optical fibers and planar waveguides is a difficult and costly task. A solution to this problem is to insert electro-optic polymers in a porous optical fiber. Such porous fibers are made of a plurality of interconnected micro-pores in a skeleton of silica glass and can be obtained from phase separation of alkali-borosilicate optical fibers. In this work, we describe porous optical fibers filled with a DR1-polyacrylate electro-optic polymer.

Paper Details

Date Published: 17 February 2003
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 4833, Applications of Photonic Technology 5, (17 February 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.474883
Show Author Affiliations
Ozra Pouraghajani, INO and Univ. Laval (Canada)
Serge Caron, INO (Canada)
Roger A. Lessard, Univ. Laval (Canada)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4833:
Applications of Photonic Technology 5
Roger A. Lessard; George A. Lampropoulos; Gregory W. Schinn, Editor(s)

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