Abstract

In-line optical modulators with low insertion losses and high maximum optical powers are required for Q switching and cavity dumping of fiber lasers as well as for nonlinear optical-fiber experiments. We report the design of polarimetric all-fiber modulators based on optical-fiber birefringence modulation combined with an all-fiber polarizer. Birefringence modulation involves a piezoelectric ceramic tube. This simple technique permits efficient low-frequency and high-frequency harmonic modulation, up to the megahertz range, as well as modulation of pulses shorter than 1 µs.

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1994 (1)

1990 (1)

W. Johnstone, G. Stewart, T. Hart, B. Culshaw, “Surface plasmon polaritons in thin metal films and their role in fiber optic polarizing devices,” J. Lightwave Technol. 8, 538–543 (1990).
[CrossRef]

1987 (1)

G. Martini, “Analysis of a single-mode optical fiber piezoceramic phase modulator,” Opt. Quantum Electron. 19, 179–190 (1987).
[CrossRef]

1980 (2)

Andres, M. V.

A. R. Boyain, L. A. Zenteno, A. Starodumov, A. Elyamani, M. V. Andres, “Q-switching and cavity-dumping of a Nd-doped fiber laser based on a novel Sagnac loop configuration,” in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, Vol. 11 of 1997 OSA Technical Digest Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1997), pp. 476–477.

Boyain, A. R.

A. R. Boyain, L. A. Zenteno, A. Starodumov, A. Elyamani, M. V. Andres, “Q-switching and cavity-dumping of a Nd-doped fiber laser based on a novel Sagnac loop configuration,” in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, Vol. 11 of 1997 OSA Technical Digest Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1997), pp. 476–477.

Culshaw, B.

W. Johnstone, G. Stewart, T. Hart, B. Culshaw, “Surface plasmon polaritons in thin metal films and their role in fiber optic polarizing devices,” J. Lightwave Technol. 8, 538–543 (1990).
[CrossRef]

Eickhoff, W.

Elyamani, A.

A. R. Boyain, L. A. Zenteno, A. Starodumov, A. Elyamani, M. V. Andres, “Q-switching and cavity-dumping of a Nd-doped fiber laser based on a novel Sagnac loop configuration,” in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, Vol. 11 of 1997 OSA Technical Digest Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1997), pp. 476–477.

Hart, T.

W. Johnstone, G. Stewart, T. Hart, B. Culshaw, “Surface plasmon polaritons in thin metal films and their role in fiber optic polarizing devices,” J. Lightwave Technol. 8, 538–543 (1990).
[CrossRef]

Jeong, H. J.

Johnstone, W.

W. Johnstone, G. Stewart, T. Hart, B. Culshaw, “Surface plasmon polaritons in thin metal films and their role in fiber optic polarizing devices,” J. Lightwave Technol. 8, 538–543 (1990).
[CrossRef]

Kim, B. Y.

Kim, J. H.

Lee, H.-W.

Martini, G.

G. Martini, “Analysis of a single-mode optical fiber piezoceramic phase modulator,” Opt. Quantum Electron. 19, 179–190 (1987).
[CrossRef]

Rashleigh, S. C.

Starodumov, A.

A. R. Boyain, L. A. Zenteno, A. Starodumov, A. Elyamani, M. V. Andres, “Q-switching and cavity-dumping of a Nd-doped fiber laser based on a novel Sagnac loop configuration,” in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, Vol. 11 of 1997 OSA Technical Digest Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1997), pp. 476–477.

Stewart, G.

W. Johnstone, G. Stewart, T. Hart, B. Culshaw, “Surface plasmon polaritons in thin metal films and their role in fiber optic polarizing devices,” J. Lightwave Technol. 8, 538–543 (1990).
[CrossRef]

Ulrich, R.

Zenteno, L. A.

A. R. Boyain, L. A. Zenteno, A. Starodumov, A. Elyamani, M. V. Andres, “Q-switching and cavity-dumping of a Nd-doped fiber laser based on a novel Sagnac loop configuration,” in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, Vol. 11 of 1997 OSA Technical Digest Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1997), pp. 476–477.

J. Lightwave Technol. (1)

W. Johnstone, G. Stewart, T. Hart, B. Culshaw, “Surface plasmon polaritons in thin metal films and their role in fiber optic polarizing devices,” J. Lightwave Technol. 8, 538–543 (1990).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Lett. (3)

Opt. Quantum Electron. (1)

G. Martini, “Analysis of a single-mode optical fiber piezoceramic phase modulator,” Opt. Quantum Electron. 19, 179–190 (1987).
[CrossRef]

Other (1)

A. R. Boyain, L. A. Zenteno, A. Starodumov, A. Elyamani, M. V. Andres, “Q-switching and cavity-dumping of a Nd-doped fiber laser based on a novel Sagnac loop configuration,” in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, Vol. 11 of 1997 OSA Technical Digest Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1997), pp. 476–477.

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