18 July 2012 Analysis of integrated acousto-optic modulators fabricated on 128-deg-rotated Y-cut X-propagation LiNbO3
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The efficiency of integrated acousto-optic (AO) modulators with different optical penetration depths fabricated on 128-deg-rotated Y-cut X-propagation lithium niobate (128-deg YX-LiNbO3) is analyzed theoretically for the first time by determining the overlap integral between the optical and acoustic field distribution. The results show that the smaller the optical penetration depth is, the higher the optimum surface-acoustic-wave (SAW) frequency and diffraction efficiency and the larger the bandwidth will be. Compared with TM-polarized light, TE-polarized light offers better performance for modulation. However, for a well-concentrated optical waveguide, TM-polarized light is attractive for AO modulators, which employ a single SAW.
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Juntao Wang, Juntao Wang, Qun Han, Qun Han, Jiping Ning, Jiping Ning, Weiyi Zhang, Weiyi Zhang, Yang He, Yang He, } "Analysis of integrated acousto-optic modulators fabricated on 128-deg-rotated Y-cut X-propagation LiNbO3," Optical Engineering 51(7), 074602 (18 July 2012). https://doi.org/10.1117/1.OE.51.7.074602 . Submission:
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