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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)

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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.

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

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)

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