Metasurface Polarimeter on Optical Fiber Facet by Nano-Transfer to UV-Curable Hybrid Polymer

Michael Juhl, Jan Philipp Balthasar Mueller, Kristjan Leosson

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Abstract

A simple, cost-effective, and high-throughput method of patterning an optical fiber facet using template stripping to transfer a gold pattern to a UV-curable hybrid polymer is presented. The template stripping transfer method is demonstrated with two different approaches: A fiber exposure approach where the position of the transferred nanostructure relative to the fiber can be aligned by optical curing of polymer through the fiber, and a flood exposure approach that allows the transfer of a larger area of nanostructure. An in-line metasurface polarimeter patterned on a 1550 nm single-mode fiber facet using this technique is reported, demonstrating the capacity of the miniaturization of the metasurface polarimeter. The demonstrated fiber-based metasurface polarimeters are ultracompact, cost-effective, robust, simple, and deliver highperformance polarization measurements. They are fully viable alternatives to existing solutions with applications mainly in polarization state generation and fiber optics communication.
Original languageEnglish
JournalJournal of Selected Topics in Quantum Electronics
Volume25
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2019

Other keywords

  • Nanostructured fibers
  • Polarimetry
  • Optical metasurfaces
  • Transfer nanolithography
  • Fjölliður
  • Trefjar
  • Efnasambönd

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