A quantitative analysis of the performance of an all-fiber electronically tunable wavelength filter using a four-layer model

J. E. Lee, Q. Chen, Shizhuo Yin, M. R. Lin, Qiming Zhang, Karl Martin Reichard, D. H. Ditto, J. Mazurowski, M. Hackert

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Abstract

In this work, an investigation of the tuning characteristics of electrically tunable long-period gratings (LPGs) is presented. A precise four-layer model is used to quantitatively analyze the tuning potential of the gratings and experimental data is provided to support the analysis. The four-layer model includes a silica core layer with an inscribed LPG, a thin silica cladding layer (∼40 μm), an ultra-thin (∼ 50 nm) high refractive index indium-tin dioxide (ITO) inner electrode layer, and a tunable electro-optic polymer layer. It has been found that the inner electrode layer, made of high refractive index ITO, can be modeled as a high index overlay and causes the forward propagating modes in the thin silica cladding to reorganize as the ambient refractive index changes. This reorganization effect can lead to a significant increase (10 plus fold) in the tuning range of LPG tunable filters. Moreover, the required specifications of the tunable polymer layer are quantitatively analyzed. Finally, the required characteristics of the electro-optic polymer are realized by using a nano-composite of zinc sulfide and ferroelectric relaxor poly(vinylidene fluoride - trifluoroethylene -chlorofluoroethylene) terpolymer.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationPhotorefractive Fiber and Crystal Devices
Subtitle of host publicationMaterials, Optical Properties, and Applications XII
Volume6314
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 13 2006
EventPhotorefractive Fiber and Crystal Devices: Materials, Optical Properties, and Applications XII - SAn Diego, CA, United States
Duration: Aug 16 2006Aug 17 2006

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OtherPhotorefractive Fiber and Crystal Devices: Materials, Optical Properties, and Applications XII
CountryUnited States
CitySAn Diego, CA
Period8/16/068/17/06

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Quantitative Analysis
Silicon Dioxide
quantitative analysis
Tin dioxide
Refractive index
Polymers
Indium
Tuning
Silica
Fiber
Wavelength
Filter
Electrooptical effects
filters
fibers
Fibers
Long Period Grating
Chemical analysis
wavelengths
Zinc sulfide

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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Lee, J. E., Chen, Q., Yin, S., Lin, M. R., Zhang, Q., Reichard, K. M., ... Hackert, M. (2006). A quantitative analysis of the performance of an all-fiber electronically tunable wavelength filter using a four-layer model. In Photorefractive Fiber and Crystal Devices: Materials, Optical Properties, and Applications XII (Vol. 6314). [63141G] https://doi.org/10.1117/12.680087
Lee, J. E. ; Chen, Q. ; Yin, Shizhuo ; Lin, M. R. ; Zhang, Qiming ; Reichard, Karl Martin ; Ditto, D. H. ; Mazurowski, J. ; Hackert, M. / A quantitative analysis of the performance of an all-fiber electronically tunable wavelength filter using a four-layer model. Photorefractive Fiber and Crystal Devices: Materials, Optical Properties, and Applications XII. Vol. 6314 2006.
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Lee, JE, Chen, Q, Yin, S, Lin, MR, Zhang, Q, Reichard, KM, Ditto, DH, Mazurowski, J & Hackert, M 2006, A quantitative analysis of the performance of an all-fiber electronically tunable wavelength filter using a four-layer model. in Photorefractive Fiber and Crystal Devices: Materials, Optical Properties, and Applications XII. vol. 6314, 63141G, Photorefractive Fiber and Crystal Devices: Materials, Optical Properties, and Applications XII, SAn Diego, CA, United States, 8/16/06. https://doi.org/10.1117/12.680087

A quantitative analysis of the performance of an all-fiber electronically tunable wavelength filter using a four-layer model. / Lee, J. E.; Chen, Q.; Yin, Shizhuo; Lin, M. R.; Zhang, Qiming; Reichard, Karl Martin; Ditto, D. H.; Mazurowski, J.; Hackert, M.

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Lee JE, Chen Q, Yin S, Lin MR, Zhang Q, Reichard KM et al. A quantitative analysis of the performance of an all-fiber electronically tunable wavelength filter using a four-layer model. In Photorefractive Fiber and Crystal Devices: Materials, Optical Properties, and Applications XII. Vol. 6314. 2006. 63141G https://doi.org/10.1117/12.680087