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Active guided-wave optical devices in lithium niobate and lithium tantalate
Author(s): Richard M. De La Rue; F. Zhou; Pisu Jiang; Charles N. Ironside; T. P.J. Han; Allister I. Ferguson; B. Henderson
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Paper Abstract

Recent progress in guided-wave lasers and quasi-phase-matched (QPM) second harmonic generation (SHG) devices fabricated in lithium niobate and lithium tantalate will be reviewed. Significant new results from research carried out by us will also be presented. Relevant aspects of the proton exchange waveguide formation process will be examined. Because of the major limitations encountered so far with lithium niobate and tantalate, alternative materials with potentially superior properties should be considered and these are touched on at the end of the paper.

Paper Details

Date Published: 6 April 1993
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 1794, Integrated Optical Circuits II, (6 April 1993); doi: 10.1117/12.141897
Show Author Affiliations
Richard M. De La Rue, Univ. of Glasgow (United Kingdom)
F. Zhou, Univ. of Glasgow (United Kingdom)
Pisu Jiang, Univ. of Glasgow (United Kingdom)
Charles N. Ironside, Univ. of Glasgow (United Kingdom)
T. P.J. Han, Univ. of Strathclyde (United Kingdom)
Allister I. Ferguson, Univ. of Strathclyde (United Kingdom)
B. Henderson, Univ. of Strathclyde (United Kingdom)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1794:
Integrated Optical Circuits II
Ka-Kha Wong, Editor(s)

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