Compact optical microfiber phase modulator

Zhang, Xueliang, Belal, M., Chen, G.Y., Song, Zhangqi, Brambilla, G. and Newson, T.P. (2012) Compact optical microfiber phase modulator. Optics Letters, 37, (3), 320-322. (doi:10.1364/OL.37.000320).


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A compact optical microfiber phase modulator with MHz bandwidth is presented. A micrometer-diameter microfiber is wound on a millimeter-diameter piezoelectric ceramic rod with two electrodes. When a voltage is applied to the piezoelectric ceramic, the rod is strained, leading to a phase change along the microfiber; because of the small size, the optical microfiber phase modulator can have as high as a few MHz bandwidth response.

Item Type: Article
ISSNs: 0146-9592 (print)
1539-4794 (electronic)
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Subjects: Q Science > QC Physics
Divisions: Faculty of Physical Sciences and Engineering > Optoelectronics Research Centre
ePrint ID: 301212
Date Deposited: 29 Feb 2012 14:48
Last Modified: 30 Jun 2015 14:32

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