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  • Vol. 13, Iss. 2 — Feb. 1, 1988
  • pp: 172–174

Low-loss high-extinction polarizers fabricated in LiNbO3 by proton exchange

P. G. Suchoski, T. K. Findakly, and F. J. Leonberger  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 13, Issue 2, pp. 172-174 (1988)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.13.000172


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Abstract

TE-pass integrated optical polarizers have been fabricated in X-cut LiNbO3 by using titanium indiffusion in conjunction with proton exchange. The polarizers, which are designed to operate at λ = 0.8–0.85 μm, exhibit an excess insertion loss of 0.2 dB and a measurement-limited polarization-extinction ratio of >50 dB. These values represent a significant improvement over previously published results.

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History
Original Manuscript: September 24, 1987
Manuscript Accepted: October 27, 1987
Published: February 1, 1988

Citation
P. G. Suchoski, T. K. Findakly, and F. J. Leonberger, "Low-loss high-extinction polarizers fabricated in LiNbO3 by proton exchange," Opt. Lett. 13, 172-174 (1988)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-13-2-172


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