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Using the photoinduced reversible refractive-index change of an azobenzene co-polymer to reconfigure an optical Bragg grating

Using the photoinduced reversible refractive-index change of an azobenzene co-polymer to reconfigure an optical Bragg grating
Using the photoinduced reversible refractive-index change of an azobenzene co-polymer to reconfigure an optical Bragg grating
A photoactive material has been synthesised in which azobenzene units are attached to a methyl methacrylate/2-hydroxyethyl methacrylate co-polymer and shows repeated photoresponsive switching upon irradiation at 365 nm and 254 nm with long term thermal stability. In combination with a direct UV-written silica-on-silicon Bragg grating, this has been used to fabricate a prototype optical device which undergoes reversible refractive index changes at telecom wavelengths. The 63 GHz tuning response demonstrated by this device has potential applicability for reconfigurable dispersion compensation for use in optical networks.
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Parker, Richard M.
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Gates, James C.
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Grossel, Martin C.
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Parker, Richard M.
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Parker, Richard M., Gates, James C., Rogers, Helen L., Smith, Peter G.R. and Grossel, Martin C. (2010) Using the photoinduced reversible refractive-index change of an azobenzene co-polymer to reconfigure an optical Bragg grating. Journal of Materials Chemistry, 20 (41), 9118-9125. (doi:10.1039/c0jm01334j).

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Abstract

A photoactive material has been synthesised in which azobenzene units are attached to a methyl methacrylate/2-hydroxyethyl methacrylate co-polymer and shows repeated photoresponsive switching upon irradiation at 365 nm and 254 nm with long term thermal stability. In combination with a direct UV-written silica-on-silicon Bragg grating, this has been used to fabricate a prototype optical device which undergoes reversible refractive index changes at telecom wavelengths. The 63 GHz tuning response demonstrated by this device has potential applicability for reconfigurable dispersion compensation for use in optical networks.

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Published date: 7 November 2010
Organisations: Organic Chemistry: Synthesis, Catalysis and Flow, Chemistry, Faculty of Natural and Environmental Sciences

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Local EPrints ID: 176665
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/176665
PURE UUID: cb178c46-9de5-44f4-9fb9-aa9b1cf28fd1
ORCID for James C. Gates: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0001-8671-5987
ORCID for Peter G.R. Smith: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0003-0319-718X
ORCID for Martin C. Grossel: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0001-7469-6854

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Date deposited: 10 Mar 2011 09:38
Last modified: 17 Oct 2019 00:38

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