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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 18, Iss. 26 — Dec. 20, 2010
  • pp: 27181–27190

Low power consumption integrated acousto-optic filter in domain inverted LiNbO3 superlattice

D. Yudistira, D. Janner, S. Benchabane, and V. Pruneri  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 18, Issue 26, pp. 27181-27190 (2010)

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We report on an integrated acousto-optic filter in domain inverted LiNbO3 using a coplanar electrode configuration, which can achieve complete optical switching at electrical powers as low as 50mW. These values are more than one order of magnitude lower than previously reported results [Opt. Lett. 34, 3205 (2009)]. In order to design the low power consumption devices, we have calculated surface acoustic wave excitation, propagation and acousto-optic interaction in the domain inverted LiNbO3 superlattice using scalar approximation and FEM analysis. Results from both modeling techniques are in good agreement with the experiments, including direct measurement of the acoustic displacement using laser interferometry and acousto-optic performance.

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OCIS Codes
(120.2440) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Filters
(130.2790) Integrated optics : Guided waves
(130.3120) Integrated optics : Integrated optics devices
(130.3730) Integrated optics : Lithium niobate
(230.1040) Optical devices : Acousto-optical devices
(130.2260) Integrated optics : Ferroelectrics

ToC Category:
Integrated Optics

Original Manuscript: October 20, 2010
Revised Manuscript: November 26, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: November 28, 2010
Published: December 9, 2010

D. Yudistira, D. Janner, S. Benchabane, and V. Pruneri, "Low power consumption integrated acousto-optic filter in domain inverted LiNbO3 superlattice," Opt. Express 18, 27181-27190 (2010)

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