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  • Vol. 26, Iss. 11 — Jun. 1, 2001
  • pp: 759–761

Switchable optical element with Bragg mode diffraction

Mykola Kulishov, Sergey Sarkisov, Yuri Boiko, and Pavel Cheben  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 26, Issue 11, pp. 759-761 (2001)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.26.000759


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Abstract

A theoretical model of a new electronically switchable grating design that uses a multilayer structure of an electro-optic (EO) material with an interdigitated-electrode type of array is proposed as an original technique for calculating the induced refractive index. It is shown that asymmetrical distribution of the electric field induces a slanted Bragg grating, which allows the slant angle to be switched electronically among more than two switching states. Parameters of the suggested design are calculated for a number of EO materials. A special case of frequency-based switching is anticipated for some polymer-dispersed liquid-crystal materials.

© 2001 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(060.5060) Fiber optics and optical communications : Phase modulation
(120.5710) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Refraction
(130.3120) Integrated optics : Integrated optics devices
(160.2100) Materials : Electro-optical materials

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Mykola Kulishov, Sergey Sarkisov, Yuri Boiko, and Pavel Cheben, "Switchable optical element with Bragg mode diffraction," Opt. Lett. 26, 759-761 (2001)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-26-11-759

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