Phase shifter based on photonic liquid crystal fiber

Marzena Maria Tefelska, Slawomir Ertman, Tomasz R. Woliński, Roman Dąbrowski, Jan Wójcik

Abstract


This paper describes polarization phenomena occurring in photonic liquid crystal fibers (PLCF). The latest experimental results of a phase modulator based on photonic crystal fiber filled with liquid crystals are presented. The main goal of this experiment is to achieve a smooth change of the phase delay between orthogonal components of a mode in the range from 0 to 2 "pi". This kind of phase modulators can be used in new generation polarization controllers.

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