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Two-dimensional electro-optic polarization modulator for integrated optics
Author(s): Brian G. Kushner; D. K. Wagner; J. M. Ballantyne
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Paper Abstract

We report the first experimental results on a new (100) waveguide geometry for use as a electro-optic polarization modulator in III-V semiconductors. Theoretical investigations have predicted large electro-optic modal conversion efficiencies (up to 100%) at low voltages and with short guide lengths. Our preliminary experiments on A1GaAs/GaAs demonstrated 8% conversion, and appear to follow theory closely. With minor improvements, higher conversion efficiencies are expected.

Paper Details

Date Published: 30 November 1983
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 0408, Integrated Optics III, (30 November 1983); doi: 10.1117/12.935718
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Brian G. Kushner, The BDM Corporation (United States)
D. K. Wagner, Cornell University (United States)
J. M. Ballantyne, Cornell University (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0408:
Integrated Optics III
Dennis G. Hall; Lynn D. Hutcheson, Editor(s)

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