OSA's Digital Library

Journal of the Optical Society of America B

Journal of the Optical Society of America B

| OPTICAL PHYSICS

  • Editor: G. I. Stegeman
  • Vol. 22, Iss. 11 — Nov. 1, 2005
  • pp: 2366–2371

Wave coupling theory of the linear electro-optic effect in a linear absorbent medium

Dandan Wu, Haibo Chen, Weilong She, and Wingkee Lee  »View Author Affiliations


JOSA B, Vol. 22, Issue 11, pp. 2366-2371 (2005)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/JOSAB.22.002366


View Full Text Article

Acrobat PDF (587 KB)





Browse Journals / Lookup Meetings

Browse by Journal and Year


   


Lookup Conference Papers

Close Browse Journals / Lookup Meetings

Article Tools

Share
Citations

Abstract

We develop a wave-coupling theory of the linear electro-optic effect, which includes linear absorption of the electro-optic medium. A general solution of the output complex amplitudes of two independent polarized components of a light wave is obtained for a light wave propagating along any direction with an external dc electric field along an arbitrary direction in any linear absorbent electro-optic medium. We use a LiNbO3 crystal as an example for studying the influences of linear absorption on the phases and amplitudes of the two wave components as well as the half-wave voltage and the extinction ratio of electro-optic modulation. © 2005 Optical Society of America.

© 2005 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(160.2100) Materials : Electro-optical materials
(160.3730) Materials : Lithium niobate
(190.4360) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, devices
(230.2090) Optical devices : Electro-optical devices
(230.4110) Optical devices : Modulators
(350.2450) Other areas of optics : Filters, absorption

ToC Category:
Optoelectronics

Citation
Dandan Wu, Haibo Chen, Weilong She, and Wingkee Lee, "Wave coupling theory of the linear electro-optic effect in a linear absorbent medium," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 22, 2366-2371 (2005)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/josab/abstract.cfm?URI=josab-22-11-2366


Sort:  Author  |  Year  |  Journal  |  Reset

References

  1. N. C. J. van der Valk, T. Wenckebach, and P. C. M. Planken, “Full mathematical description of electro-optic detection in optically isotropic crystals,” J. Opt. Soc. Am. B  21, 622–631 (2004).
  2. A. Yacoubian and P. K. Das, “Digital-to-analog conversion using electrooptic modulators,” IEEE Photonics Technol. Lett.  15, 117–119 (2003).
  3. B.-E. Benkelfat, E.-H. Horache, Q. Zou, and B. Vinouze, “An electro-optic modulation technique for direct and accurate measurement of birefringence,” Opt. Commun.  221, 271–278 (2003).
  4. J. A. Ferrari, E. Garbusi, and E. M. Frins, “Modified Michelson interferometer with electrooptic phase control,” Opt. Commun.  209, 245–253 (2002).
  5. V. Bernard, C. Daussy, G. Nogues, L. Constantin, P. E. Durand, A. Amy-Klein, A. Van Lerberghe, and C. Chardonnet, “CO2 laser stabilization to 0.1-Hz level using external electrooptic modulation,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron.  33, 1282–1287 (1997).
  6. J. A. Armstrong, N. Bloembergen, J. Ducuing, and P. S. Pershan, “Interactions between light wares in a nonlineardielectric,” Phys. Rev.  127, 1918–1939 (1962).
  7. W. L. She and W. K. Lee, “Wave coupling theory of linear electrooptic effect,” Opt. Commun.  195, 303–311 (2001).
  8. A. Yariv, Quantum Electronics (Wiley, 1988), pp. 298–338.
  9. A. M. Glass, D. von der Linde, and T. J. Negran, “High-voltage bulk photovoltaic effect and the photorefrac-tive process in LiNbO3,” Appl. Phys. Lett.  25, 233–235 (1974).

Cited By

Alert me when this paper is cited

OSA is able to provide readers links to articles that cite this paper by participating in CrossRef's Cited-By Linking service. CrossRef includes content from more than 3000 publishers and societies. In addition to listing OSA journal articles that cite this paper, citing articles from other participating publishers will also be listed.


« Previous Article  |  Next Article »

OSA is a member of CrossRef.

CrossCheck Deposited