Abstract

An electrically tunable bandpass filter is designed and fabricated by integrating two solid-core photonic crystal fibers filled with different liquid crystals in a double silicon v-groove assembly. By separately controlling the driving voltage of each liquid-crystal-filled section, both the short-wavelength edge and the long-wavelength edge of the bandpass filter are tuned individually or simultaneously with the response time in the millisecond range.

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1998

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[CrossRef]

Alkeskjold, T. T.

Bjarklev, A.

Broeng, J.

Chen, Y.

de Sterke, C.

Dunn, S.

Eggleton, B.

Eggleton, B. J.

Feinberg, J.

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[CrossRef]

Grubsky, V.

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[CrossRef]

Hermann, D. S.

T. T. Larsen, A. Bjarklev, D. S. Hermann, and J. Broeng, Opt. Express 11, 2589 (2003).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

S. T. Lagerwall, P. G. Rudqvist, and D. S. Hermann, Liquid Crystal-Optical Properties and Basic Devices (Marcel Dekker, 2003).

Kang, M. S.

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[CrossRef]

Kim, B. Y.

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[CrossRef]

Kuhlmey, B. T.

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[CrossRef]

Lagerwall, S. T.

S. T. Lagerwall, P. G. Rudqvist, and D. S. Hermann, Liquid Crystal-Optical Properties and Basic Devices (Marcel Dekker, 2003).

Larsen, T. T.

Litchinitser, N.

McPhedran, R.

Park, H. S.

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[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

Steinvurzel, P.

Wei, L.

Weirich, J.

White, T.

Wu, D. K. C.

Xue, W.

Yeom, D. I.

D. I. Yeom, H. S. Kim, M. S. Kang, H. S. Park, and B. Y. Kim, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 17, 2646 (2005).
[CrossRef]

IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett.

D. S. Starodubov, V. Grubsky, and J. Feinberg, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 10, 1590 (1998).
[CrossRef]

D. I. Yeom, H. S. Kim, M. S. Kang, H. S. Park, and B. Y. Kim, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 17, 2646 (2005).
[CrossRef]

L. Wei, T. T. Alkeskjold, and A. Bjarklev, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 21, 1633 (2009).
[CrossRef]

J. Lightwave Technol.

J. Opt. A, Pure Appl. Opt.

J. Lægsgaard, J. Opt. A, Pure Appl. Opt. 6, 798 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Express

Opt. Lett.

Other

S. T. Lagerwall, P. G. Rudqvist, and D. S. Hermann, Liquid Crystal-Optical Properties and Basic Devices (Marcel Dekker, 2003).

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Figures (4)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

(a) Device assembly of the bandpass filter. MDA-00-3969 is in a 45° splayed alignment, and MLC-6884 is in a 90° splayed alignment. Scanning electron microscope images of the device cross section of (b) MDA-00-3969-filled PCF1 and (c) MLC-6884-filled PCF2.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Transmission spectrum of individual LC-filled section. The yellow (shaded) region is the overlap of two spectra. Calculated cut-off wavelengths are marked by the vertical dashed lines.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

(a) Transmission spectra of the device when the driving voltage of MLC-6884-filled PCF2 changes and no voltage is applied to MDA-00-3969-filled PCF1. (b) Transmission spectra of the device when the driving voltage of MDA-00-3969-filled PCF1 changes and 90 V rms is applied to MLC-6884-filled PCF2. (c) Transmission spectra of the device when the driving voltages of two LCPBG fibers are changed simultaneously.

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

Measured response time as a function of driving voltage for MDA-00-3969-filled PCF1 and MLC-6884-filled PCF2.

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