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Broadband optical modulation using magneto-optic Bi-YIG thin films
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Paper Abstract

We present a tunable wideband bismuth-substituted yttrium iron garnet (Bi-YIG) waveguide magnieto-optic (MO) modulator. An 800 nm optical beam is modulated through active control of the magnetization of the Bi-YIG film. Large bandwidth optical modulation is achieved by driving the device in a non-resonant mode that is well below the ferromagnetic resonance frequency of the film. The MO modulator is capable of operating at bandwidths higher than 1 GHz by tuning the applied static magnetic field.

Paper Details

Date Published: 15 December 2003
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 5260, Applications of Photonic Technology 6, (15 December 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.543945
Show Author Affiliations
S. E. Irvine, Univ. of Alberta (Canada)
Abdulhakem Y. Elezzabi, Univ. of Alberta (Canada)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5260:
Applications of Photonic Technology 6
Roger A. Lessard; George A. Lampropoulos, Editor(s)

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