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Graphene-based fiber polarizer with PVB-enhanced light interaction

Graphene-based fiber polarizer with PVB-enhanced light interaction
Graphene-based fiber polarizer with PVB-enhanced light interaction
Graphene is a two-dimensional material which, as a result of its excellent photonic properties, has been investigated for a wide range of optical applications. In this paper, we propose and fabricate a commercial grade broadband graphene-based fiber polarizer using a low loss side-polished optical fiber platform. A high index polyvinyl butyral layer is used to enhance the light-graphene interaction of the evanescent field of the core guided mode to simultaneously obtain a high extinction ratio ~37.5 dB with a low device loss ~1 dB. Characterization of the optical properties reveals that the polarizer retains low transmission losses and high extinction ratios across an extended telecoms band. The results demonstrate that side-polished fibers are a useful platform for leveraging the unique properties of low-dimensional materials in a robust and compact device geometry.
0733-8724
3563-3567
Zhang, Haojie
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Healy, Noel
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Shen, Li
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Huang, Chung-Che
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Aspiotis, Nikolaos
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Hewak, Daniel
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Peacock, Anna C.
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Zhang, Haojie
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Shen, Li
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Huang, Chung-Che
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Aspiotis, Nikolaos
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Hewak, Daniel
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Peacock, Anna C.
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Zhang, Haojie, Healy, Noel, Shen, Li, Huang, Chung-Che, Aspiotis, Nikolaos, Hewak, Daniel and Peacock, Anna C. (2016) Graphene-based fiber polarizer with PVB-enhanced light interaction. IEEE Journal of Lightwave Technology, 34 (15), 3563-3567. (doi:10.1109/JLT.2016.2581315).

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Abstract

Graphene is a two-dimensional material which, as a result of its excellent photonic properties, has been investigated for a wide range of optical applications. In this paper, we propose and fabricate a commercial grade broadband graphene-based fiber polarizer using a low loss side-polished optical fiber platform. A high index polyvinyl butyral layer is used to enhance the light-graphene interaction of the evanescent field of the core guided mode to simultaneously obtain a high extinction ratio ~37.5 dB with a low device loss ~1 dB. Characterization of the optical properties reveals that the polarizer retains low transmission losses and high extinction ratios across an extended telecoms band. The results demonstrate that side-polished fibers are a useful platform for leveraging the unique properties of low-dimensional materials in a robust and compact device geometry.

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Accepted/In Press date: 5 June 2016
e-pub ahead of print date: 15 June 2016
Published date: 1 August 2016
Organisations: Optoelectronics Research Centre
Projects:
Tapered Semiconductor Fibres for Nonlinear Photonics Applications
Funded by: UNSPECIFIED (EP/J004863/1)
1 May 2012 to 30 April 2015
EPSRC Centre for Innovative Manufacturing in Photonics
Funded by: UNSPECIFIED (EP/H02607X/1)
1 July 2010 to 30 June 2015

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Local EPrints ID: 396823
URI: https://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/396823
ISSN: 0733-8724
PURE UUID: 8d642784-f640-4cdb-b0ba-b735254d1bc7
ORCID for Haojie Zhang: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-4577-3600
ORCID for Chung-Che Huang: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0003-3471-2463
ORCID for Daniel Hewak: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-2093-5773
ORCID for Anna C. Peacock: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-1940-7172

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Date deposited: 14 Jun 2016 14:45
Last modified: 03 Dec 2019 06:40

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