Tunable Birefringent Phase-Shift Induced in Fiber Bragg Grating by a Shape Memory Alloy Ferrule

Conference: ECOC 2009 - 35th European Conference on Optical Communication
09/20/2009 - 09/24/2009 at Vienna, Austria

Proceedings: ECOC 2009

Pages: 2Language: englishTyp: PDF

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Fraser, Alex; Bernier, Martin; Vallée, Réal (Université Laval, Center for Optics and Photonics)
Fraser, Alex; Weynant, Éric (PhasOptx Inc.)

We present a new method to induce low loss tunable birefringent phase shifts in fiber Bragg grating by applying mechanical stresses at precise locations along the FBG with a specially designed shape memory alloy ferrule. Introduction