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Y-branch optical modulator
Author(s): Nicolas A.F. Jaeger; Winnie C. Lai
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Paper Abstract

To characterize z-cut Ti:LiNb03 Y-branch optical modulators, numerical simulations were performed showing that high on/off ratios are attainable without special Y-junction asymmetries or long electrodes. The effective index and 2-D finite difference beam propagation methods were used for the simulations. A modulator with a 2° Y-branch was fabricated. The measured on/off ratios were 5:1 at 25 V, 12:1 at 50 V, and 60:1 at 75 V, corresponding to 4:1, 12:1, and 62:1 for the simulations for y= 632.8 nm.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 December 1991
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 1583, Integrated Optical Circuits, (1 December 1991); doi: 10.1117/12.50890
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Nicolas A.F. Jaeger, Univ. of British Columbia (Canada)
Winnie C. Lai, Univ. of British Columbia (Canada)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1583:
Integrated Optical Circuits

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