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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 11, Iss. 10 — May. 19, 2003
  • pp: 1212–1222

Visualization of optical deflection and switching operations by a domain-engineered-based LiNbO3 electro-optic device

Giuseppe Coppola, Pietro Ferraro, Mario Iodice, Sergio De Nicola, Simonetta Grilli, Davide Mazzotti, and Paolo De Natale  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 11, Issue 10, pp. 1212-1222 (2003)

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An electro-optic device applied as an optical beam deflector and switch at different wavelengths has been built and tested. The electro-optic device is based on domain-engineered lithium niobate (LiNbO3). In this paper, for the first time, its operation has been visualized by an imaging camera. The device has been characterized both at the visible wavelength (632.8 nm) and at a typical telecom wavelength (1532 nm). Furthermore, the device has been tested as an amplitude modulator in the mid-infrared region as well, at a wavelength of ~4.3 µm, where no Pockels cells are available. A detailed description of this device is given, and the experimental results are discussed.

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OCIS Codes
(160.3730) Materials : Lithium niobate
(230.0040) Optical devices : Detectors
(230.2090) Optical devices : Electro-optical devices
(230.6120) Optical devices : Spatial light modulators

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Research Papers

Original Manuscript: February 14, 2003
Revised Manuscript: April 29, 2003
Published: May 19, 2003

Giuseppe Coppola, Pietro Ferraro, Mario Iodice, Sergio De Nicola, Simonetta Grilli, Davide Mazzotti, and Paolo De Natale, "Visualization of optical deflection and switching operations by a domain engineered-based LiNbO3 electro-optic device," Opt. Express 11, 1212-1222 (2003)

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