Polarization maintaining single-mode fibre piezo-electric phase modulators

D. G. Luke, R. McBride, J. G. Burnett, A. H. Greenaway, J. D C Jones

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Abstract

We describe a fibre-optic phase modulator comprising two coils of circular-core single-mode fibre wound onto two cylindrical piezo-electric elements, with a controlled angle between the axes of the cylinders. When this angle is optimized, the changes in retardation that accompany phase modulation are two orders of magnitude smaller than for a single element device offering similar phase modulation amplitude. © 1995.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)115-120
Number of pages6
JournalOptics Communications
Volume121
Issue number4-6
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 1995

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    Luke, D. G., McBride, R., Burnett, J. G., Greenaway, A. H., & Jones, J. D. C. (1995). Polarization maintaining single-mode fibre piezo-electric phase modulators. Optics Communications, 121(4-6), 115-120.