TITLE

Electric control of spatial beam position based on the Goos–Hänchen effect

AUTHOR(S)
Yi Wang; Zhuangqi Cao; Honggen Li; Jun Hao; Tianyi Yu; Qishun Shen
PUB. DATE
September 2008
SOURCE
Applied Physics Letters;9/1/2008, Vol. 93 Issue 9, p091103
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
A structure of symmetrical metal-cladding waveguide, which contains optically nonlinear material in the guiding layer, is proposed to control the lateral shift of the reflected beam via an external electric field. Owing to the high sensitivity of ultrahigh-order modes, any minute index change of the waveguide will lead to a dramatic variation of the resonance condition, which gives rise to a change of the lateral beam displacement. Experimental result shows that the electric control of the lateral beam shift is realized in a range of 720 μm.
ACCESSION #
34360739

 

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