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Modeling and optimization of electro-optic phase modulator
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Paper Abstract

We introduce a novel method of modeling PLZT phase modulators. Traditionally, modeling has been based upon fitting the constant quadratic electro-optic coefficient to empirical data. Our characterization has shown that the electro-optic coefficient is not a constant and that the electro-optic effect saturates at electric field strengths that exist in standard surface electrode device configurations. We have also found that the additional effects of light scattering and depolarization, which depend on the strength of the applied electric field, are significant factors for modeling device design and optimization.

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Date Published: 1 May 1996
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 2693, Physics and Simulation of Optoelectronic Devices IV, (1 May 1996); doi: 10.1117/12.239016
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Paul E. Shames, Univ. of California/San Diego (United States)
Pang Chen Sun, Univ. of California/San Diego (United States)
Yeshaiahu Fainman, Univ. of California/San Diego (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2693:
Physics and Simulation of Optoelectronic Devices IV
Weng W. Chow; Marek Osinski, Editor(s)

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