Abstract

We report on what we believe is the first demonstration of single-mode polymer optical fiber with embedded electrodes. We show that the electrodes can be used to pole the dye-doped core and to electro-optically phase modulate the light in the waveguide.

© 1998 Optical Society of America

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1996 (2)

1991 (1)

M. G. Kuzyk, U. C. Paek, and C. W. Dirk, Appl. Phys. Lett. 59, 902 (1991).
[CrossRef]

1989 (1)

Y. Koike, N. Tanio, and Y. Ohtsuka, Macromolecules 22, 1367 (1989).
[CrossRef]

1987 (1)

Dayton, M.

Dirk, C. W.

Garvey, D. W.

Koike, Y.

Y. Koike, N. Tanio, and Y. Ohtsuka, Macromolecules 22, 1367 (1989).
[CrossRef]

Kuzyk, M. G.

Li, Q.

Lobel, M.

Ohtsuka, Y.

Y. Koike, N. Tanio, and Y. Ohtsuka, Macromolecules 22, 1367 (1989).
[CrossRef]

Paek, U. C.

M. G. Kuzyk, U. C. Paek, and C. W. Dirk, Appl. Phys. Lett. 59, 902 (1991).
[CrossRef]

Singer, K. D.

Sohn, J. E.

Sunick, J.

Tanio, N.

Y. Koike, N. Tanio, and Y. Ohtsuka, Macromolecules 22, 1367 (1989).
[CrossRef]

Tostenrude, J.

Townsend, J. S.

Wittorf, R.

Young, P.

Zimmerman, K.

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Figures (6)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Process for making a preform and two views of a preform with a DR1/PMMA core and indium electrodes.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Drawing a fiber while poling with indium electrodes.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Current as a function of time.

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

Current as a function of time after a hot plate is tuned on. Note that the temperature is approximately proportional to the time.

Fig. 5
Fig. 5

Electro-optic (EO) experiment.

Fig. 6
Fig. 6

Electro-optic signal as a function of peak-to-peak voltage.

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