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Photoelastically induced light modulation in gradient index lenses

Abdulhalim, I. and Pannell, C.N. (1993) Photoelastically induced light modulation in gradient index lenses Optics Letters, 18, (15), pp. 1274-1276. (doi:10.1364/OL.18.001274).

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Abstract

A new photoelastic light modulator is demonstrated based on the modulation of the birefringence and of the index profile in graded index lenses. Using the birefringence modulation we obtained 35% modulation depth in a quarter-pitch lens and 65% using a half pitch lens at acoustic frequencies up to the MHz range. Using the index profile modulation in a half-pitch lens as a fibre-to-fibre connector we obtained 15% modulation without the incorporation of any polarizer.

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Published date: 1993

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Local EPrints ID: 78285
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/78285
ISSN: 0146-9592
PURE UUID: 961723c1-b0de-4393-bc70-85a1663411b2

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Date deposited: 11 Mar 2010
Last modified: 18 Jul 2017 23:25

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Author: I. Abdulhalim
Author: C.N. Pannell

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