19 February 1993 Fiber optic intensity modulator using multimode electro-optic polymeric overlay
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A fiber-optic intensity modulator was constructed based on coupling from a side polished single-mode fiber to a high index multi-moded electro-optic polymer overlay. Resonant coupling from the fiber to the film is controlled by applying an electric field to the polymer film causing modulation of fiber throughput intensity. The polymers used were cross linkable azo dye based species exhibiting a pockels co-efficient of up to 8 picometer/volt. Extinction ratios greater than 15 dB with insertion losses less than 0.6 dB were achieved. The effects of electrode thickness, overlay index and thickness on device performance are addressed. Wavelength selective filters were also fabricated using polymers giving linewidths of 7 nm (FWHM).
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Gordon Fawcett, Gordon Fawcett, Walter Johnstone, Walter Johnstone, Ivan Andonovic, Ivan Andonovic, } "Fiber optic intensity modulator using multimode electro-optic polymeric overlay", Proc. SPIE 1792, Components for Fiber Optic Applications VII, (19 February 1993); doi: 10.1117/12.141192; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.141192
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