Abstract

Static coupling between polarization modes achieved by periodically stressing birefringent fiber once per beat length was recently reported. The same scheme is now used to obtain coupling modulation at kilohertz-to-megahertz frequencies by applying pressure to the fiber with an oscillating piezoelectric ceramic. An amplitude of 30–50 V (peak to peak) was found to be necessary to modulate the polarization coupling from a minimum to a maximum. Polarization modulation is also achieved by applying stress along one fiber polarization axis between the two static couplers of a Mach–Zehnder interferometer.

© 1984 Optical Society of America

Full Article  |  PDF Article
OSA Recommended Articles
Acousto-optic polarization coupler and intensity modulator for birefringent fiber

W. P. Risk and G. S. Kino
Opt. Lett. 11(1) 48-50 (1986)

Ultra-wide frequency response measurement of an optical system with a DC photo-detector

Katanya B. Kuntz, Trevor A. Wheatley, Hongbin Song, James G. Webb, Mohamed A. Mabrok, Elanor H. Huntington, and Hidehiro Yonezawa
Opt. Express 25(2) 573-586 (2017)

Birefringent-fiber polarization coupler

R. C. Youngquist, J. L. Brooks, and H. J. Shaw
Opt. Lett. 8(12) 656-658 (1983)

References

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Citation lists with outbound citation links are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription

Cited By

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Cited by links are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription

Figures (5)

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Figure files are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription

Metrics

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Article level metrics are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription