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Electro-optic measurements using a Mach-Zehnder interferometer with domain reversals
Author(s): Scott Samson; Wuhong Li; Robert F. Tavlykaev; Ramu V. Ramaswamy
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Paper Abstract

The number of photonic devices based on integrated-optic waveguides with domain-inverted regions are currently experiencing rapid expansion. Implementation of domain reversals in guided-wave structures brings about an opportunity to significantly increase device efficiency as well as to simplify the structure. Domain inversion has proven beneficial both for nonlinear devices and electro- optic modulators. It should be noted in this regard that while the use of domain reversals for nonlinear interactions has been studied extensively, little information on the characteristics of electro-optic devices with such domain- inverted regions is available in the literature. This paper addresses the latter issue by studying the performance of an integrated-optic Mach-Zehnder interferometer modulator with electric-field poled domain-inverted sections. With this device, both the realization of waveguide sections with opposing values of the electro-optic coefficient (r33), and the measurement of the value of r33 have been demonstrated experimentally.

Paper Details

Date Published: 14 June 1996
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 2749, Photonic Component Engineering and Applications, (14 June 1996); doi: 10.1117/12.243103
Show Author Affiliations
Scott Samson, Advanced Photonics Technology, Inc. (United States)
Wuhong Li, Univ. of Florida (United States)
Robert F. Tavlykaev, Advanced Photonics Technology, Inc. (United States)
Ramu V. Ramaswamy, Univ. of Florida (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2749:
Photonic Component Engineering and Applications
Andrew R. Pirich, Editor(s)

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