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Crystal-based multichannel polarization switches for light-flux commutation
Author(s): Vladimir Antonovich Pilipovich; Vladimir I. Polyakov
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Paper Abstract

Some versions of a fast-acting multichannel polarization switch for use as a basic element of light-flux commutators are discussed. The feasibility of making a DKDP-based (102 X 102 channels and more) polarization switch with improved optical characteristics is demonstrated. In the case of operating the device near the crystal phase transition point at the control signal frequency of 108 Hz, the contrast was not less than 200:1.

Paper Details

Date Published: 28 June 1993
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 1807, Photonic Switching, (28 June 1993); doi: 10.1117/12.147932
Show Author Affiliations
Vladimir Antonovich Pilipovich, Institute of Electronics (Belarus)
Vladimir I. Polyakov, Institute of Electronics (Belarus)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1807:
Photonic Switching

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