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Wideband Real-Time Signal Processing Using Integrated Acousto-Optics Technology'
Author(s): Chen S. Tsai
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Paper Abstract

Recent advancements in guided-wave acoustooptic Bragg modulators/deflectors1-4 and geodesic lenses have paved the way for real-time processing of wideband multichannel signals in a planar substrate. The encouraging progress obtained in semiconductor diode lasers and photodetector arrays, and in the mechanisms for butt-coupling these components to planar waveguides also points to a good prospect for hybrid integration of all components in LiNb03 and Si substrates. Fig. 1 depicts the configuration of an acoustooptic time-integrating correlator using hybrid integration in LiNb03 substrate.5 Naturally, present and future research in GaAs sub-strate may also result in monolithic integration. The resulting integrated optic modules or subsystems are expected to provide improvements in size and weight, performance, reliability, and ultimate cost.

Paper Details

Date Published: 25 April 1980
PDF: 1 pages
Proc. SPIE 0218, Devices and Systems for Optical Signal Processing, (25 April 1980); doi: 10.1117/12.958500
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Chen S. Tsai, Carnegie-Mellon University (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0218:
Devices and Systems for Optical Signal Processing
Timothy C. Strand; Armand R. Tanguay, Editor(s)

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