Polarization State Control Using Thermo-Optic Effect in Organic-Inorganic Hybrids Waveguides
authors Vicente, CMS; Lima, PP; Bermudez, VD; Carlos, LD; Andre, PS; Ferreira, RAS
editors Jaworski, M; Marciniak, M
nationality International
journal 2014 16TH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON TRANSPARENT OPTICAL NETWORKS (ICTON)
author keywords integrated optics; organic-inorganic hybrids; polarization; thermo-optic effect; tunable wave plate
keywords DEVICES
abstract In this work, we report an integrated tunable wave-plate based on thermo-optic (TO) effect on a waveguide patterned by direct UV laser writing on films of organic-inorganic hybrid materials. The temperature of the waveguide was tuned inducing phase retardation between transverse electric and transverse magnetic modes. The TO coefficient of the planar waveguide is (-4.9 +/- 0.3) x10(-4) degrees C-1 at 1550 nm. A maximum phase retardation of 77 degrees was achieved for a temperature variation of 5 degrees C, with a power consumption of 435 mW. The transformations of the state of polarization between linear and circular were visualized on the Poincare sphere.
publisher IEEE
issn 2162-7339
isbn 978-1-4799-5601-2
year published 2014
web of science category Engineering, Electrical & Electronic; Telecommunications
subject category Engineering; Telecommunications
unique article identifier WOS:000346516400182

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