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Photonic integrated single-sideband modulator/frequency shifter based on surface acoustic waves
Author(s): Elaine C. S. Barretto; Jørn M. Hvam
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Paper Abstract

Optical frequency shifters are essential components of many systems. In this paper, a compact integrated optical frequency shifter is designed making use of the combination of surface acoustic waves and Mach-Zehnder interferometers. It has a very simple operation setup and can be fabricated in standard semiconductor materials. The performance of the device is analyzed in detail, and by using multi-branch interferometers, the sensitivity of the device to fabrication tolerances can be drastically reduced.

Paper Details

Date Published: 18 May 2010
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 7719, Silicon Photonics and Photonic Integrated Circuits II, 771920 (18 May 2010); doi: 10.1117/12.853801
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Elaine C. S. Barretto, Technical Univ. of Denmark (Denmark)
Jørn M. Hvam, Technical Univ. of Denmark (Denmark)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7719:
Silicon Photonics and Photonic Integrated Circuits II
Giancarlo Cesare Righini, Editor(s)

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