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Optical switch with a holographic Mach-Zehnder interferometer in a bulk photorefractive crystal
Author(s): Nadia Nazhestkina; Azad Siahmakoun; Galen C. Duree
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Paper Abstract

We demonstrate an optical switch with a holographic Mach-Zehnder interferometer in a bulk photorefractive crystal. We perform theoretical studies of the grating recording conditions, required crystal orientation, and applied voltage for this photorefractive optical switch. We experimentally demonstrated the switch in a LiNbO3:Fe crystal cut in the shape of an elongated hexagon using the 514 nm line from an argon laser. A modulation depth of 75% was obtained experimentally.

Paper Details

Date Published: 17 June 2003
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 4989, Optical Devices for Fiber Communication IV, (17 June 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.474824
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Nadia Nazhestkina, Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology (United States)
Azad Siahmakoun, Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology (United States)
Galen C. Duree, Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology (United States)


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

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