Carbon dioxide laser-assisted poling of silicate-based optical fibers

Paul Blazkiewicz*, Wei Xu, Danny Wong, John Canning, Mattias Åsland, Graham Town

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A novel poling method, carbon dioxide laser-assisted poling (CLAP), is demonstrated. Localized heating during CLAP is achieved through silicate absorption of the CO2 laser radiation. Electro-optic coefficients of 0.2 pm/V are achieved within a 55-s scan of a twin-hole fiber. It is shown that there is a range of CO2 laser powers for which the residual electro-optic coefficient is maximized.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)200-202
Number of pages3
JournalOptics Letters
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 15 Feb 2000
Externally publishedYes

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