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  • Editor: James C. Wyant
  • Vol. 46, Iss. 18 — Jun. 20, 2007
  • pp: 3724–3729

Reprogrammable optical phase array

Madeleine Mony, Eric Bisaillon, Ehab Shoukry, Christopher Ostafew, Etienne Grondin, Vincent Aimez, and David V. Plant  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 46, Issue 18, pp. 3724-3729 (2007)

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A novel reprogrammable optical phase array (ROPA) device is presented as a reconfigurable electro-optic element. One specific application of the ROPA, a 1 × 6 electro-optic space switch, is fully described. Switching angles are within 2°, and switching is achieved through a complementary metal-oxide semiconductor (CMOS) controlled, diffraction based, optical phase array in a bulk BaTiO 3 crystal. The crystal is flip-chipped to the CMOS chip, creating a compact fully integrated device. The design, optical simulation, and fabrication of the device are described, and preliminary experimental results are presented.

© 2007 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(050.5080) Diffraction and gratings : Phase shift
(230.2090) Optical devices : Electro-optical devices

ToC Category:
Optical Devices

Original Manuscript: November 27, 2006
Manuscript Accepted: January 5, 2007
Published: May 31, 2007

Madeleine Mony, Eric Bisaillon, Ehab Shoukry, Christopher Ostafew, Etienne Grondin, Vincent Aimez, and David V. Plant, "Reprogrammable optical phase array," Appl. Opt. 46, 3724-3729 (2007)

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