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Tunable Phase-Matching Techniques For Submillimeter Waves
Author(s): M S. Mortz; O. M. Stafsudd
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Paper Abstract

We report a new tunable phasematching technique for submillimeter and far-infrared difference-frequency generation by optical lasers. We use a multiple waveguide principle based on an optical waveguide embedded in a low-loss modified H-guide. The same phasematching technique also permits the development of a Gigahertz electro-optic modulator design. In order to use uniaxial electro-optic materials, the theory of the H-guide was extended to determine the appropriate crystal orientations and dispersion equations. Numerically generated design curves are presented for tunable electro-optic modulators designed for 3-10 Gigahertz operation. A brief discussion of other possible designs and applications based on the multiple-waveguide method of phasematching is also given.

Paper Details

Date Published: 15 May 1981
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 0236, 1980 European Conf on Optical Systems and Applications, (15 May 1981); doi: 10.1117/12.958981
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M S. Mortz, General Research Corporation And UCLA (United States)
O. M. Stafsudd, UCLA (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0236:
1980 European Conf on Optical Systems and Applications
D. J. Kroon, Editor(s)

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