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Light-activated ultrafast magneto-optical modulator
Author(s): Chia-En Yang; Meng-Ku Chen; Jimmy Yao; Stuart S. Yin
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Paper Abstract

An ultrafast light-activated magneto-optical modulator is demonstrated in this paper. This modulator is capable of 1 ns modulation speed and has a 1 mm clear aperture. The design of the modulator incorporates a photoconductive switch and enables a synchronized and jitter-free operation, which eliminates the need of any electrical or optical delay lines. These features make the current design very attractive in typical free-space pulse laser applications. To the authors' knowledge, this is so far the fastest MO modulator with such aperture size that has been reported.

Paper Details

Date Published: 2 September 2008
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 7056, Photonic Fiber and Crystal Devices: Advances in Materials and Innovations in Device Applications II, 70560S (2 September 2008); doi: 10.1117/12.794039
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Chia-En Yang, The Pennsylvania State Univ. (United States)
Meng-Ku Chen, The Pennsylvania State Univ. (United States)
Jimmy Yao, The Pennsylvania State Univ. (United States)
Stuart S. Yin, The Pennsylvania State Univ. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7056:
Photonic Fiber and Crystal Devices: Advances in Materials and Innovations in Device Applications II
Shizhuo Yin; Ruyan Guo, Editor(s)

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