Birefringence modulation in fiber-optic phase modulators

H. J. Jeong, J. H. Kim, H.-W. Lee, B. Y. Kim
1994 Optics Letters  
We report an unusually large birefringence modulation in fiber-optic phase modulators formed with cylindrical piezoelectric transducers when driven at a few hundred kilohertz. The magnitude of the birefringence modulation is a strong function of modulation frequency. A simple model is used to explain the phenomenon, and the theoretical predictions agree well with the experimental results.
doi:10.1364/ol.19.001421 pmid:19855539 fatcat:4dwpsfa6bbdmtnbnuhumiepfe4