Two 10-channel integrated-optic device modules have been constructed and tested. The architecture common to both modules consists of a LiNbO3 composite waveguide 1.0 cm × 2.0 cm in size in which a channel-waveguide array, a planar waveguide, a linear microlens array, an electro-optic Bragg modulator array or an acousto-optic and electro-optic Bragg modulator array, and a large-aperture lens are integrated. A novel scheme that employs a linear ion-milled planar microlens array was devised to excite the entire channel-waveguide array simultaneously, and thus greatly facilitate testing and application of the two device modules. The performance characteristics obtained in programmable correlation of binary sequences are also presented.
© 1989 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: October 28, 1988
Manuscript Accepted: April 18, 1989
Published: August 15, 1989
C. S. Tsai, D. Y. Zang, and P. Le, "High-packing-density multichannel integrated-optic modules in LiNbO3 for a programmable correlation of binary sequences," Opt. Lett. 14, 889-891 (1989)