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Optical carrier modulation by integrated optical devices in lithium niobate
Author(s): Andreas S. Rasch; Wolfgang Buss; Rolf Goering; Steffen Steinberg; Wolfgang Karthe
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Paper Abstract

Proton-exchanged LiNbO3 electrooptic waveguide devices are applicable to communications components employing phase and intensity modulation, in virtue of their (1) high optical damage threshold, (2) extremely high polarization maintenance, and (3) flexibility as to waveguide parameters, due to different annealing procedures. Attention is presently given to two examples of such devices, an LiNbO3 phase modulator and an LiNbO3 Mach-Zehnder interferometer modulator operating at 1300 nm.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 May 1991
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 1522, Optical Space Communication II, (1 May 1991); doi: 10.1117/12.46081
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Andreas S. Rasch, Friedrich-Schiller Univ. Jena (Germany)
Wolfgang Buss, Friedrich-Schiller Univ. Jena (Germany)
Rolf Goering, Friedrich-Schiller Univ. Jena (Germany)
Steffen Steinberg, Friedrich-Schiller Univ. Jena (Germany)
Wolfgang Karthe, Friedrich-Schiller Univ. Jena (Germany)


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Optical Space Communication II

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