Abstract

We describe the operational principle of and experimentally demonstrate a narrowband, wavelength-tunable polarization monitor based on a fiber acousto-optic tunable filter. Two orthogonally vibrating acoustic waves are used to create a variable polarizer that can be used to measure the state of polarization of an incident narrowband light source. The accuracy of the polarization monitor is measured at two different wavelengths in reference to a commercial polarimeter and is shown to be within 5%.

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[CrossRef]

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P. S. Westbrook, T. A. Strasser, and T. Erdogan, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 12, 1352 (2000).
[CrossRef]

T. E. Dimmick, G. Kakarantzas, T. A. Birks, A. Diez, and P. St. J. Russell, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 12, 1210 (2000).
[CrossRef]

1997 (1)

1987 (1)

Acharya, B. R.

Alhassen, F.

P. Z. Dashti, F. Alhassen, and H. P. Lee, Phys. Rev. Lett. 96, 043604 (2006).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Au, A. A.

Q. Li, A. A. Au, C.-H. Lin, I. V. Tomov, and H. P. Lee, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 15, 718 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Azzam, R. M. A.

Baldwin, K. W.

Birks, T. A.

T. E. Dimmick, G. Kakarantzas, T. A. Birks, A. Diez, and P. St. J. Russell, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 12, 1210 (2000).
[CrossRef]

Dashti, P. Z.

Diez, A.

T. E. Dimmick, G. Kakarantzas, T. A. Birks, A. Diez, and P. St. J. Russell, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 12, 1210 (2000).
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Erdogan, T.

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Kakarantzas, G.

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[CrossRef]

Kim, B. Y.

Kim, H. S.

Kwang, I. K.

Lee, H. P.

P. Z. Dashti, F. Alhassen, and H. P. Lee, Phys. Rev. Lett. 96, 043604 (2006).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

P. Z. Dashti, Q. Li, and H. P. Lee, Opt. Lett. 29, 2426 (2004).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

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[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Q. Li, A. A. Au, C.-H. Lin, I. V. Tomov, and H. P. Lee, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 15, 718 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Q. Li, X. Liu, and H. P. Lee, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 14, 1551 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Li, Q.

P. Z. Dashti, Q. Li, and H. P. Lee, Opt. Lett. 29, 2426 (2004).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

P. Z. Dashti, Q. Li, C.-H. Lin, and H. P. Lee, Opt. Lett. 28, 1403 (2003).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Q. Li, A. A. Au, C.-H. Lin, I. V. Tomov, and H. P. Lee, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 15, 718 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Q. Li, X. Liu, and H. P. Lee, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 14, 1551 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Lin, C.-H.

P. Z. Dashti, Q. Li, C.-H. Lin, and H. P. Lee, Opt. Lett. 28, 1403 (2003).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Q. Li, A. A. Au, C.-H. Lin, I. V. Tomov, and H. P. Lee, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 15, 718 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Liu, X.

Q. Li, X. Liu, and H. P. Lee, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 14, 1551 (2002).
[CrossRef]

MacHarrie, R. A.

Madsen, C. K.

Möller, L.

Pindak, R.

Rogers, J. A.

Russell, P. St. J.

T. E. Dimmick, G. Kakarantzas, T. A. Birks, A. Diez, and P. St. J. Russell, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 12, 1210 (2000).
[CrossRef]

Strasser, T. A.

P. S. Westbrook, T. A. Strasser, and T. Erdogan, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 12, 1352 (2000).
[CrossRef]

Tomov, I. V.

Q. Li, A. A. Au, C.-H. Lin, I. V. Tomov, and H. P. Lee, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 15, 718 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Westbrook, P. S.

P. S. Westbrook, T. A. Strasser, and T. Erdogan, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 12, 1352 (2000).
[CrossRef]

Yun, S. H.

IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. (4)

P. S. Westbrook, T. A. Strasser, and T. Erdogan, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 12, 1352 (2000).
[CrossRef]

Q. Li, A. A. Au, C.-H. Lin, I. V. Tomov, and H. P. Lee, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 15, 718 (2003).
[CrossRef]

T. E. Dimmick, G. Kakarantzas, T. A. Birks, A. Diez, and P. St. J. Russell, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 12, 1210 (2000).
[CrossRef]

Q. Li, X. Liu, and H. P. Lee, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 14, 1551 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Lett. (5)

Phys. Rev. Lett. (1)

P. Z. Dashti, F. Alhassen, and H. P. Lee, Phys. Rev. Lett. 96, 043604 (2006).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

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Figures (3)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Layout of the experimental setups for calibrating the polarization monitor and performing the SOP measurements. The LED/OSA are used for the calibration, and the tunable laser/photodetector are used for the SOP measurements.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Measured AOTF transmission spectra for (a) a RCP acoustic wave with input RCP and LCP light and (b) an LP x acoustic wave with input LP x and LP y light. The acoustic wave has a frequency of 1896 kHz .

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Poincaré sphere plots of Stokes vectors calculated from our AOTF monitor (small, black spheres) and for the reference polarimeter (large, white spheres) for two different tunable laser wavelengths: (a) 1583.18 nm , (b) 1575.88 nm .

Equations (6)

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κ co TM A x * E x + A y * E y = A E c ,
κ co TE A y * E x A x * E y = A ( 0 1 1 0 ) E c ,
κ co HE A x * E x + A y * E y + A y * E x + A x * E y = A ( 1 1 1 1 ) E c ,
E c A A E c L 2 = E c P A E c L 2 ,
S i = 1 α i ( P in P out , i ) 1 α i + 3 ( P in P out , i + 3 ) , i = 1 , 2 , 3 ,
e 2 S AOTF S ref S AOTF + S ref θ error = cos 1 ( S ref S AOTF S ref S AOTF ) ,

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