Scolari, Lara5; Alkeskjold, Thomas Tanggaard2; Riishede, Jesper4; Nielsen, Martin Dybendal5; Hermann, David Sparre5; Anawati, A.5; Bassi, Paolo5; Bjarklev, Anders Overgaard6
1 Fibers & Nonlinear Optics, Department of Photonics Engineering, Technical University of Denmark2 Department of Photonics Engineering, Technical University of Denmark3 Solid Mechanics, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Technical University of Denmark4 Department of Mechanical Engineering, Technical University of Denmark5 unknown6 Rector’s office, Administration, Technical University of Denmark
We present an electrically tunable liquid crystal photonic bandgap fiber device based on a dual frequency liquid crystal with pre-tilted molecules that allows the bandgaps to be continuously tuned. The frequency dependent behavior of the liquid crystal enables active shifting of the bandgaps toward shorter or longer wavelengths. We also describe and experimentally characterize an electro-optical modulator and a birefringence controller suitable for polarization control.
Ieee Proceedings: Workshop on Fibres and Optical Passive Components, 2005, p. 14-19
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Workshop on Fibres and Optical Passive Components, 2005