Abstract

The fabrication of an in-line fiber polarizer consisting of a side-polished fiber (SPF) with a birefringent polymer thin-film overlay, polyvinyl carbazole, is described. Typical devices had <0.5-dB insertion loss and extinction ratios of 36  dB. A weakly coupled waveguide model that accurately describes these SPF–thin-film overlay devices and guides in their fabrication is also presented.

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Figures (3)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Transmission spectra of a SPF with an 8.92-µm PVK overlay: (a) spectrum without an analyzer, (b) TE-mode resonance spectrum, (c) TM-mode resonance spectrum.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Contrast ratio of a SPF polarizer with a 5.05-µm PVK film: (a) TE resonance, (b) TM resonance (filled symbols). The open symbols show the contrast ratio of the nonresonant polarization.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Resonance shift for an 8.92-µm–thick overlay when the superstrate is changed from air to water n=1.330. The open circles and squares show the measured TM- and TE-mode resonance shifts, respectively. The filled circles and squares show the corresponding calculated TM- and TE-mode resonance shifts, respectively. The lines are a guide for the eye.

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ktaJ1ktaJ0kta=γaK1γaK0γa 
κh=mπ+tan-1γ/κ+tan-1δ/κ,
nnκh=mπ+tan-1nnncl2γκ+tan-1nnnsuper2δκ,

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