Sensitivity enhancement of electro-optic polymer probing system using photo-isomerization and Fabry-Pérot effects

Wen Kai Kuo, Tzu Mao Su, Zong You Ke, Hui Chi Lin, Chien Jang Wu

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Abstract

A sensitivity enhancement method for an external electro-optic (EO) probing system using a poled polymer as an EO sensor is proposed. A pumping laser, which induces the photo-isomerization effect in a prepoled EO polymer, and a tunable probing laser, which induces Fabry-Pérot effect, are combined to enhance the polymer EO sensor sensitivity. Results of an experiment with an EO sensor made of Disperse Red 1 poly(methy1 methacrylate) that demonstrates this combined effect are reported.

Original languageEnglish
Article number073110
JournalReview of Scientific Instruments
Volume84
Issue number7
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013 Jul 1

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Instrumentation

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