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  • Vol. 5, Iss. 11 — Nov. 1, 1980
  • pp: 473–475

Electro-optic waveguide TE ↔ TM mode converter with low drive voltage

R. C. Alferness and L. L. Buhl  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 5, Issue 11, pp. 473-475 (1980)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.5.000473


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Abstract

We have achieved complete electro-optic TE ↔ TM mode conversion in Ti-diffused lithium niobate waveguides with as little as a 2.5-V drive. Because, for birefringent substrates like lithium niobate, TE ↔ TM conversion is wavelength dependent, our method is potentially useful for wavelength multiplexing and demultiplexing. Three independently controlled mode converters, each with a 15-Å filter bandwidth and with center wavelengths separated by 80 Å, have been fabricated on a single substrate.

© 1980 Optical Society of America

History
Original Manuscript: July 10, 1980
Published: November 1, 1980

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R. C. Alferness and L. L. Buhl, "Electro-optic waveguide TE ↔ TM mode converter with low drive voltage," Opt. Lett. 5, 473-475 (1980)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-5-11-473

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