Optically reconfigurable azobenzene polymer-based fiber Bragg filter Academic Article uri icon

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abstract

  • Optically writable, thermally erasable surface relief gratings in thin Disperse Red 1 polymethyl methacrylate azopolymer films were used to demonstrate an arbitrarily reconfigurable fiber Bragg filter. Gratings were optically written on azopolymer-coated side-polished fiber blocks, and a write-erase-write cycle was demonstrated. Finite difference time domain simulations reveal that this optically reconfigurable device concept can be optimized in a silicon-on-insulator waveguide platform.

authors

  • Lausten, Rune
  • Rochon, Paul
  • Ivanov, Mario
  • Cheben, Pavel
  • Janz, Siegfried
  • Desjardins, Pierre
  • Ripmeester, John
  • Siebert, Torsten
  • Stolow, Albert

publication date

  • November 20, 2005