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  • Vol. 42, Iss. 28 — Oct. 1, 2003
  • pp: 5722–5725

Polarization Control by Use of the Electro-Optic Effect in Periodically Poled Lithium Niobate

Jianhong Shi, Xianfeng Chen, Yuxing Xia, and Yingli Chen  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 42, Issue 28, pp. 5722-5725 (2003)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.42.005722


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Abstract

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 <i>Z</i>-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 <i>Z</i> axis of the first section and another electric field applied along the <i>Y</i> axis of the second section, light with an arbitrary elliptical polarization can be converted into a fixed linearly polarized state.

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OCIS Codes
(260.1180) Physical optics : Crystal optics
(260.5430) Physical optics : Polarization

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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)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-42-28-5722


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