We propose a method to control the polarization of light by the electro-optic effect in periodically poled lithium niobate. A single integrated chip of Z-cut lithium niobate having two sections is used. The first section is not periodically poled, whereas the second section is. With an electric field applied along the Z axis of the first section and another electric field applied along the Y axis of the second section, light with an arbitrary elliptical polarization can be converted into a fixed linearly polarized state.
© 2003 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: April 21, 2003
Revised Manuscript: April 21, 2003
Published: October 1, 2003
Jianhong Shi, Xianfeng Chen, Yuxing Xia, and Yingli Chen, "Polarization control by use of the electro-optic effect in periodically poled lithium niobate," Appl. Opt. 42, 5722-5725 (2003)