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Optical fiber poling by induction: analysis by 2D numerical modeling

F.De Lucia1, D.Huang2, C.Corbari1, N.Healy3 and P.J.A.Sazio1

1. Optoelectronics Research Centre, University of Southampton, UK
2. Institute of High Performance Computing, A*STAR, 1 Fusionopolis Way, 138632 Singapore
3. Emerging Technology and Materials Group, Newcastle University, Merz Court, Newcastle NE1 7RU, UK


Since their first demonstration some 25 years ago, thermally poled silica fibers have been used to realize device functions such as electro-optic modulation, switching, polarization-entangled photons, and optical frequency conversion with a number of advantages over bulk free-space components. We have recently developed an innovative induction poling technique that could allow for the development of complex microstructured fiber geometries for highly efficient 𝜒(2)-based device applications. To systematically implement these more advanced poled fiber designs, we report here the development of comprehensive numerical models of the induction poling mechanism itself via two-dimensional (2D) simulations of ion migration and space-charge region formation using finite element analysis.

Optics Letters (2016) Vol.41(8) pp.1700-1703

doi: 10.1364/OL.41.001700

Southampton ePrint id: 390666




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