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Polarization-independent athermal design for electro-optic modulators and variable optical attenuators
Author(s): Shizhuo Yin; Purwadi Purwosumarto; Zhuanyun Guo; Fang Luo
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Paper Abstract

In this paper, a unique polarization independent athermal electro-optic modulator using lithium niobate, LiNbO3, and/or lithium tantalite, LiTaO3 crystals is presented. The modulator uses a unique sandwich configuration, in which a pair of lithium niobate crystals are bonded together and an embedded electrode is sandwiched in between them. By applying a proper electric field, the output intensity of the device can be continuously adjusted independent of polarization state of incoming light beam and the ambient temperature.

Paper Details

Date Published: 17 June 2003
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 4989, Optical Devices for Fiber Communication IV, (17 June 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.472885
Show Author Affiliations
Shizhuo Yin, The Pennsylvania State Univ. (United States)
Purwadi Purwosumarto, The Pennsylvania State Univ. (United States)
Zhuanyun Guo, The Pennsylvania State Univ. (United States)
Fang Luo, The Pennsylvania State Univ. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4989:
Optical Devices for Fiber Communication IV
Michel J. F. Digonnet, Editor(s)

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