A polarization independent athermal design for electro-optic modulators and variable optical attenuators

Shizhuo Yin, Purwadi Purwosumarto, Zhuanyun Guo, Fang Luo

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    Abstract

    In this paper, a unique polarization independent athermal electro-optic modulator using lithium niobate, LiNbO3, and/or lithium tantalite, LiTaO3, crystals is presented. The modulator uses a unique sandwich configuration, in which a pair of lithium niobate crystals are bonded together and an embedded electrode is sandwiched in between them. By applying a proper electric field, the output intensity of the device can be continuously adjusted independent of polarization state of incoming light beam and the ambient temperature.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Pages (from-to)22-29
    Number of pages8
    JournalProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
    Volume4989
    DOIs
    StatePublished - Nov 27 2003
    EventPROCEEDINGS OF SPIE SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering: Optical Devices for Fiber Communication IV - San Jose, CA, United States
    Duration: Jan 27 2003Jan 28 2003

    All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

    • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
    • Condensed Matter Physics
    • Computer Science Applications
    • Applied Mathematics
    • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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