Compact Electrically Controlled Broadband Liquid Crystal Photonic Bandgap Fiber Polarizer

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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Wei, Lei; Bjarklev, Anders (DTU Fotonik, Technical University of Denmark, 2800 Lyngby, Denmark)
Alkeskjold, Thomas Tanggaard (Crystal Fibre A/S, Blokken 84, 3460 Birkerød, Denmark)

An electrically controlled liquid crystal photonic-bandgap fiber polarizer is experimentally demonstrated. A maximum 21.3dB electrically tunable polarization extinction ratio is achieved with 45deg rotatable transmission axis as well as switched on and off in 1300nm-1600nm.