A series-resonant electrical-drive circuit has been used in conjunction with a fiber-coupled multimode electro-optic switch to achieve 2:1 optical time-division multiplexing from a 5-V sine-wave source at a 1.1-MHz rate. The LiTaO3 mux–demux device is a unique fiber-optic switch that uses a curved prism electrode to deflect a trapped fiber-light cone while preserving the focusing obtained from an internal mirror.
© 1978 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: June 14, 1978
Published: October 1, 1978
D. H. McMahon and R. A. Soref, "Multimode optical multiplexing with low-voltage drivers," Opt. Lett. 3, 136-137 (1978)