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Lithium niobate waveguide devices: present performance and future applications
Author(s): Catherine H. Bulmer
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Paper Abstract

Devices have been formed in Ti-diffused and proton-exchanged lithium niobate for applications in optical communications, sensing and signal processing. Most active devices make use of the electrooptic effect. The design and operation of various modulators, couplers and Y-branch power dividers will be described. Sometimes, device characteristics are tailored to meet specific requirements, e.g. phase-bias trimming of a linear modulator sensor. Proton-exchanged waveguides are generally used where high optical powers are transmitted.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 December 1991
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 1583, Integrated Optical Circuits, (1 December 1991); doi: 10.1117/12.50887
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Catherine H. Bulmer, Naval Research Lab. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1583:
Integrated Optical Circuits

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