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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Abstract

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
Volume17
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2009

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Chesini, G., Cordeiro, C. M. B., de Matos, C. J. S., Fokine, M., Carvalho, I. C. S., & Knight, J. C. (2009). All-fiber devices based on photonic crystal fibers with integrated electrodes. Optics Express, 17(3), 1660-1665. https://doi.org/10.1364/OE.17.001660