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  • Vol. 41, Iss. 30 — Oct. 20, 2002
  • pp: 6416–6419

Near-IR tunable laser with an integrated LiTaO3 electro-optic deflector

Joanna L. Casson, Li Wang, Nathaniel J. C. Libatique, Ravinder K. Jain, David A. Scrymgeour, Venkatraman Gopalan, Kevin T. Gahagan, Robert K. Sander, and Jeanne M. Robinson  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 41, Issue 30, pp. 6416-6419 (2002)

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We report the successful demonstration of a near-IR tunable laser (1525.4–1558.2 nm) that uses an integrated LiTaO3 deflector in combination with a reflection grating as an electronically tunable filter. The electro-optic deflector is a unique integrated optical device and consists of a horn-shaped array of electro-optic prisms in series. The almost 33 nm of tuning covers a wavelength region of high interest to the communications industry (1527–1550 nm).

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OCIS Codes
(140.0140) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers and laser optics
(140.3600) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, tunable
(160.2260) Materials : Ferroelectrics
(230.0230) Optical devices : Optical devices
(230.2090) Optical devices : Electro-optical devices
(230.3120) Optical devices : Integrated optics devices

Original Manuscript: June 28, 2002
Revised Manuscript: August 7, 2002
Published: October 20, 2002

Joanna L. Casson, Li Wang, Nathaniel J. C. Libatique, Ravinder K. Jain, David A. Scrymgeour, Venkatraman Gopalan, Kevin T. Gahagan, Robert K. Sander, and Jeanne M. Robinson, "Near-IR tunable laser with an integrated LiTaO3 electro-optic deflector," Appl. Opt. 41, 6416-6419 (2002)

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