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1 December 1991 Y-branch optical modulator
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Proceedings Volume 1583, Integrated Optical Circuits; (1991)
Event: OE Fiber, 1991, Boston, MA, United States
To characterize z-cut Ti:LiNb03 Y-branch optical modulators, numerical simulations were performed showing that high on/off ratios are attainable without special Y-junction asymmetries or long electrodes. The effective index and 2-D finite difference beam propagation methods were used for the simulations. A modulator with a 2° Y-branch was fabricated. The measured on/off ratios were 5:1 at 25 V, 12:1 at 50 V, and 60:1 at 75 V, corresponding to 4:1, 12:1, and 62:1 for the simulations for y= 632.8 nm.
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Nicolas A.F. Jaeger and Winnie C. Lai "Y-branch optical modulator", Proc. SPIE 1583, Integrated Optical Circuits, (1 December 1991);

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