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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 20, Iss. 19 — Sep. 10, 2012
  • pp: 21126–21136

Field induced dynamic waveguides based on potassium tantalate niobate crystals

Yun-Ching Chang, Chih-Min Lin, Jimmy Yao, Chao Wang, and Stuart Yin  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 20, Issue 19, pp. 21126-21136 (2012)

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In this paper, a new type of optical waveguide based on potassium tantalate niobate (KTN) electro-optic crystal is presented. The guiding property of the optical waveguide can be quickly (on the order of nanosecond) tuned and controlled by the applied external electric field, which can be useful for many applications such as broadband ultrafast optical modulators, variable optical attenuators, and dynamic gain equalizers.

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OCIS Codes
(160.2100) Materials : Electro-optical materials
(230.2090) Optical devices : Electro-optical devices
(230.7370) Optical devices : Waveguides
(250.7360) Optoelectronics : Waveguide modulators
(130.4815) Integrated optics : Optical switching devices
(250.6715) Optoelectronics : Switching

ToC Category:
Optical Devices

Original Manuscript: August 6, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: August 26, 2012
Published: August 30, 2012

Yun-Ching Chang, Chih-Min Lin, Jimmy Yao, Chao Wang, and Stuart Yin, "Field induced dynamic waveguides based on potassium tantalate niobate crystals," Opt. Express 20, 21126-21136 (2012)

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