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  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 21, Iss. 18 — Sep. 9, 2013
  • pp: 21669–21676

Synchronized photonic modulators driven by surface acoustic waves

A. Crespo-Poveda, R. Hey, K. Biermann, A. Tahraoui, P. V. Santos, B. Gargallo, P. Muñoz, A. Cantarero, and M. M. de Lima, Jr.  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 21, Issue 18, pp. 21669-21676 (2013)

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Photonic modulators are one of the most important elements of integrated photonics. We have designed, fabricated, and characterized a tunable photonic modulator consisting of two 180°-dephased output waveguide channels, driven by a surface acoustic wave in the GHz frequency range built on (Al,Ga)As. Odd multiples of the fundamental driven frequency are enabled by adjusting the applied acoustic power. A good agreement between theory and experimental results is achieved. The device can be used as a building block for more complex integrated functionalities and can be implemented in several material platforms.

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OCIS Codes
(230.1040) Optical devices : Acousto-optical devices
(230.3120) Optical devices : Integrated optics devices
(230.4110) Optical devices : Modulators

ToC Category:
Optical Devices

Original Manuscript: July 11, 2013
Revised Manuscript: August 15, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: August 21, 2013
Published: September 6, 2013

A. Crespo-Poveda, R. Hey, K. Biermann, A. Tahraoui, P. V. Santos, B. Gargallo, P. Muñoz, A. Cantarero, and M. M. de Lima, "Synchronized photonic modulators driven by surface acoustic waves," Opt. Express 21, 21669-21676 (2013)

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