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Characteristics Of A Self-Biased Linear 1 X 2 Directional Coupler
Author(s): Marta McWright-Howerton; Catherine H. Bulmer; William K. Burns
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Paper Abstract

We report on a linear modulator which automatically operates about its 3-dB point. This device is a 1 x 2 modified directional coupler formed from Ti:LiNbO3 waveguides operating at the 1.3-μm wavelength. The modulator is theoretically capable of a vol-tage sensitivity of a few microvolts and a linear dynamic range exceeding 85 dB for 1 mW light. Preliminary experimental results for both X-cut and Z-cut devices are presented.

Paper Details

Date Published: 10 March 1988
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 0835, Integrated Optical Circuit Engineering V, (10 March 1988); doi: 10.1117/12.942343
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Marta McWright-Howerton, Sachs/Freeman Associates (United States)
Catherine H. Bulmer, Naval Research Laboratory (United States)
William K. Burns, Naval Research Laboratory (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0835:
Integrated Optical Circuit Engineering V
Mark A. Mentzer, Editor(s)

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