Abstract

A simple thermal tuning wavelength filter is experimentally demonstrated by using a high polarization extinction ratio polymer waveguide and a polarization-maintaining fiber. This filter can be tuned with its free spectral range, on/off ratio, and filtered wavelength. The large temperature dependence wavelength shift of 0.65nm/°C also makes it a suitable candidate of thermal sensors.

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[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

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Adv. Mater. (1)

H. Ma, A. K. J. Jen, and L. R. Dalton, “Polymer-based optical waveguides: materials, processing, and devices,” Adv. Mater. 14, 1339–1365 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Appl. Phys. Lett. (1)

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[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

J. Lightwave Technol. (2)

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Y. Tan and F. Chen, “Proton-implanted optical channel waveguides in Nd:YAG laser ceramics,” J. Phys. D 43, 075105 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Express (1)

Opt. Lett. (1)

Rev. Sci. Instrum. (1)

L. Eldada, “Optical communication components,” Rev. Sci. Instrum. 75, 575–593 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Other (1)

Rsoft Design Group, www.rsoftdesign.com .

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Figures (5)

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Schematic setup of the filter.

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Fig. 2.

PVK waveguide structure.

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Near field patterns of TE and TM modes.

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Transmission spectra measured at room temperature.

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Fig. 5.

(a) Measured transmission spectra and (b) temperature-dependent wavelength shifts.

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