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Invited Paper Integrated Acousto-Optic Device Modules For Communication, Signal Processing, And Computing
Author(s): Chen S. Tsai
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Paper Abstract

A great deal of advancements were made previously in planar guided-wave acousto-optic devices. These advancements include analytical treatment of complex interaction geometry, design and fabrication of wideband Bragg modulators and deflectors (Bragg cells), and demonstration of applications in spectral analysis and correlation of wideband RF signals. The continuing progress in the fabrication and performance of other components including new types of optical waveguides and waveguide lenses, diode laser sources and photodetector arrays, and their integration has significantly advanced the prospects for realization of integrated AO device modules and circuits. In this paper, a new planar-channel AO device module as well as a spherical waveguide AO device module in LiNb03 that are being developed at the author's institution are reported. The results obtained thus far have shown that such AO device modules will take up small substrate dimensions along the optical path and are also inherently of high modularity and versatility. Consequently, such integrated AO device modules should find novel applications in wideband multichannel integrated- and fiber-optic communication, signal processing, and computing systems. Some of these potential applications are also discussed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 15 May 1986
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 0616, Optical Technologies for Communication Satellite Applications, (15 May 1986); doi: 10.1117/12.961052
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Chen S. Tsai, University of California (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0616:
Optical Technologies for Communication Satellite Applications
Kul B. Bhasin, Editor(s)

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