1 March 2007 Isolation of a polarization-independent acousto-optic switch
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Isolation of a new structural acousto-optic switch based on an integrated optical polarization-independent quasi-collinear acousto-optic tunable filter (AOTF) is studied in detail. First, we demonstrate the structure and operation principle of this optical switch. Second, factors that influence isolation of the optical switch are analyzed, and expressions of the isolation are deduced. Finally, the optical switch is fabricated, and its isolation is measured in experiment. We show that the isolation mainly depends on the TE/TM mode intensity ratio when the radiofrequency signal is absent, but the isolation mainly depends on the mode conversion efficiency when the radiofrequency signal is present.
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Lifeng Xiao, Lifeng Xiao, Liu Ying, Liu Ying, Zeng Zhaoli, Zeng Zhaoli, Geng Fang, Geng Fang, } "Isolation of a polarization-independent acousto-optic switch," Optical Engineering 46(3), 034601 (1 March 2007). https://doi.org/10.1117/1.2713371 . Submission:

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