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Determination of thermooptic coefficients in PE: and APE:LiNbO3 strip waveguides for phase compensated applications
Author(s): Andreas S. Rasch; Matthias Rottschalk; Wolfgang Karthe
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Paper Abstract

Thermooptic coefficients of the effective refractive index in integrated optical strip waveguides in LiNbO3 have been measured with high accuracy by Mach-Zehnder and Fabry-Perot interferometer techniques. Titanium indiffused and annealed proton exchanged (APE) strip waveguides were found to have the same value as it is known for the substrate material. Multimode proton exchanged (PE) strip waveguides specially designed for maximum field overlap to the APE guides show a reduction of the thermooptic coefficient to one-fifth with negative sign. Phase shift dependent on temperature was examined in APE strip waveguides containing such a strip-shaped multimode PE segment.

Paper Details

Date Published: 25 August 1994
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 2212, Linear and Nonlinear Integrated Optics, (25 August 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.185105
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Andreas S. Rasch, Friedrich-Schiller-Univ. Jena (Germany)
Matthias Rottschalk, Friedrich-Schiller-Univ. Jena (Germany)
Wolfgang Karthe, Fraunhofer-Institut fuer Angewandte Optik und Feinmechanik (Germany)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2212:
Linear and Nonlinear Integrated Optics

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