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Waveguide electro-optic grating coupler modulators operable under both single-mode and multimode conditions
Author(s): Michael R. Wang; Guoda Xu
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Paper Abstract

We report here a new waveguide electrooptic grating coupler modulator based on a tooth-shaped modulation electrode structure and a single straight channel waveguide on an electrooptic substrate. An electrooptically-induced grating on the channel waveguide couples the propagating single or multimode lights into the substrate, and thus achieves intensity modulation of the guided modes. Both single-mode and multimode operations are possible. Preliminary experiments have demonstrated the effect of modulation on a proton exchanged LiNbO3 waveguide device. Modulation on other electrooptic waveguides are expected.

Paper Details

Date Published: 21 October 1994
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 2291, Integrated Optics and Microstructures II, (21 October 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.190920
Show Author Affiliations
Michael R. Wang, Physical Optics Corp. (United States)
Guoda Xu, Physical Optics Corp. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2291:
Integrated Optics and Microstructures II
Massood Tabib-Azar; Dennis L. Polla; Ka-Kha Wong, Editor(s)

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