TITLE

Wavelength independent, optical damage immune Z-propagation LiNbO3 waveguide polarization converter

AUTHOR(S)
Thaniyavarn, Suwat
PUB. DATE
October 1985
SOURCE
Applied Physics Letters;10/1/1985, Vol. 47 Issue 7, p674
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
A waveguide electro-optic TE-TM mode converter is demonstrated. The polarization conversion is independent of the operating wavelength and is compatible with a nontunable laser source. A high extinction ratio of more than 25 dB is reported. The device is fabricated on an X-cut, Z-propagation, Ti-indiffused LiNbO3 waveguide and is immune to the optical damage problem which normally limits the optical power handling capability of LiNbO3 devices.
ACCESSION #
9818266

 

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