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Acousto-Optic All-Fiber Modulator
Author(s): R. P . DePaula; J. Jarzynski; C. C. Ku; J. A. Bucaro; J. H. Cole
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Paper Abstract

At the present time phase modulation in optical fiber systems for communication, devices such as all-fiber gyroscopes, and active compensators for Mach-Zehnder interferometers in fiber optic sensors, is accomplished by using piezoelectric cylinders with wrapped fibers. However, the PZT cylinder cannot be modulated at high frequencies (above ~ 1 MHz), and also also its weight and size is a disadvantage. Elasto-optic interaction and modulation of the light beam propagating in an optical fiber in the MHz region would be extremely desirable for such applications as: heterodyning, active compensator schemes, small fiber gyroscopes and other devices.

Paper Details

Date Published: 8 November 1983
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 0425, Single Mode Optical Fibers, (8 November 1983); doi: 10.1117/12.936222
Show Author Affiliations
R. P . DePaula, Naval Research Laboratory (United States)
J. Jarzynski, Naval Research Laboratory (United States)
C. C. Ku, Naval Research Laboratory (United States)
J. A. Bucaro, Naval Research Laboratory (United States)
J. H. Cole, Naval Research Laboratory (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0425:
Single Mode Optical Fibers
A. David Pearson, Editor(s)

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