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Waveguide optical scanner with increased deflection sensitivity for optical data storage
Author(s): Qibao Chen; Yi Chiu; Adrian J. Devasahayam; Michael A. Seigler; David N. Lambeth; Tuviah E. Schlesinger; Daniel D. Stancil
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Paper Abstract

Waveguide electrooptic (EO) beam scanners are of interest for applications requiring high speed, high throughput, low power consumption, and modest deflection. Such devices can be used in high performance optical recording and laser printer heads. We are pursuing a novel waveguide device structure in which prisms are formed by ferroelectric domain inversion in a substrate containing a planar waveguide. The device uses TM optical modes in z-cut substrates and is therefore compatible with waveguides used for high-efficiency optical second harmonic generation (SHG).

Paper Details

Date Published: 12 October 1994
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 2338, 1994 Topical Meeting on Optical Data Storage, (12 October 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.190192
Show Author Affiliations
Qibao Chen, Carnegie Mellon Univ. (United States)
Yi Chiu, Carnegie Mellon Univ. (United States)
Adrian J. Devasahayam, Carnegie Mellon Univ. (United States)
Michael A. Seigler, Carnegie Mellon Univ. (United States)
David N. Lambeth, Carnegie Mellon Univ. (United States)
Tuviah E. Schlesinger, Carnegie Mellon Univ. (United States)
Daniel D. Stancil, Carnegie Mellon Univ. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2338:
1994 Topical Meeting on Optical Data Storage
David K. Campbell; Martin Chen; Koichi Ogawa, Editor(s)

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