All-fiber devices based on photonic crystal fibers with integrated electrodes

G Chesini, C M B Cordeiro, C J S de Matos, M Fokine, I C S Carvalho, Jonathan C Knight

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A special kind of microstructured optical fiber is proposed and fabricated in which, in addition to the holey region (solid core and silica-air cladding), two large holes exist for electrode insertion. Either Bi-Sn or Au-Sn alloys were selectively inserted into the large holes forming two parallel, continuous and homogeneous internal electrodes. We demonstrate the production of a monolithic device and its use to externally control some of the guidance properties (e. g. polarization) of the fiber.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1660-1665
Number of pages6
JournalOptics Express
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2009


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