In-Line Liquid Crystal Microcell Polarimeters and Waveplates for High Speed Polarization Analysis and Control

B. Acharya, C. Madsen, K. Baldwin, R. Macharrie, J. Rogers, L. Moeller, C. Huang, R. Pindak

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Abstract

The design, fabrication and performance of a class of high speed nematic liquid crystal (NLC) based microcell waveplates that were formed directly between the tips of optical fibers were presented. A switching speed of one degree per microsecond was demonstrated at moderately low operating voltages. The fabrication of the microcell waveplate was done by micropatterning four ∼0.2 μm thick electrodes directly on the tip of the optical fiber, mounted in a glass fiber ferrule assembly. These waveplate have been implemented for degree of polarization (DOP) and state of polarization (SOP) measurements and for polarization mode dispersion (PMD) compensation in 40 Gb/s transmission systems.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages312-313
Number of pages2
StatePublished - Dec 1 2003

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    Acharya, B., Madsen, C., Baldwin, K., Macharrie, R., Rogers, J., Moeller, L., Huang, C., & Pindak, R. (2003). In-Line Liquid Crystal Microcell Polarimeters and Waveplates for High Speed Polarization Analysis and Control. 312-313.