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APPLICATIONS-CENTERED RESEARCH IN OPTICS

  • Editor: James C. Wyant
  • Vol. 45, Iss. 34 — Dec. 1, 2006
  • pp: 8648–8652

Effect of polarization state on electro-optic coupling and its application to polarization rotation

Guoliang Zheng, Jie Xu, Hongcheng Wang, Lixiang Chen, and Weilong She  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 45, Issue 34, pp. 8648-8652 (2006)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.45.008648


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Abstract

The effect of the polarization state on electro-optic coupling is studied by using the wave coupling theory of the linear electro-optic effect. The numerical results show that the polarization state obviously influences the electro-optic coupling. The conditions for realizing perfect coupling are emphasized. As an application of perfect coupling, a novel polarization rotator, which can rotate the polarization of a light beam with an arbitrary angle but keep the output intensity unchanged, is presented.

© 2006 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(190.0190) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics
(230.2090) Optical devices : Electro-optical devices

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

History
Original Manuscript: June 9, 2006
Manuscript Accepted: August 14, 2006

Citation
Guoliang Zheng, Jie Xu, Hongcheng Wang, Lixiang Chen, and Weilong She, "Effect of polarization state on electro-optic coupling and its application to polarization rotation," Appl. Opt. 45, 8648-8652 (2006)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-45-34-8648


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