Abstract

A reflection-type electro-optic phase diffraction grating using the novel transparent lead magnesium niobate-lead titanite (PMNT) electro-optic ceramic is analyzed theoretically and implemented experimentally. The Au/Ti interdigital electrodes are sputtered on one surface of ceramic wafer which is used to change the material refractive index by the quadratic electro-optic effect. The phase modulation characteristic and the optical beam diffraction patterns induced by a controllable electric field are analyzed theoretically and simulated numerically. Using a high electro-optic coefficient transparent PMNT ceramic wafer, some experimental results are given to verify the theoretical analysis and they are accordant very well. Finally, some potential applications for the reflection-type electro-optic phase diffraction grating in the ultrafast laser application areas are also discussed in this paper.

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F. Wei, Y. Sun, D. Chen, G. Xin, Q. Ye, H. Cai, R. Qu, "Tunable external cavity diode laser with a PLZT electro-optic ceramic deflector," IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 23, 296-298 (2011).

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M. Gao, Q. Ye, Z. Dong, Z. Bian, Z. Fang, H. Cai, R. Qu, "Beam steering of external cavity diode laser by an intracavity electro-optic ceramic defector," Chin. Opt. Lett. 9, 081406 (2011).

Q. Ye, L. Qiao, H. Cai, R. Qu, "High-efficiency electrically tunable phase diffraction grating based on a transparent lead magnesium niobate-lead titanite electro-optic ceramic," Opt. Lett. 36, 2453-2455 (2011).

2010 (2)

Q. Ye, L. Qiao, J. Gan, H. Cai, R. Qu, "Fiber Sagnac Π-shifted interferometer for polarization independent PMNT high speed electro-optic switch," Opt. Lett. 35, 4187-4189 (2010).

L. S. Kamzina, R. Wei, G. Li, J. Zeng, A. Ding, "Electro-optical properties of PMN-xPT compounds: Single crystrals and transparent ferroelectric ceramic," Magn. Ferroelectr. 52, 2142-2146 (2010).

2007 (1)

Q. Ye, Z. Dong, R. Qu, Z. Fang, "Experimental investigation of optical beam deflection based on PLZT electro-optic ceramic," Opt. Exp. 27, 16933-16944 (2007).

2006 (1)

2005 (1)

H. Jiang, Y. K. Zou, Q. Chen, K. K. Li, R. Zhang, Y. Wang, "Transparent electro-optic ceramics and devices," Proc. SPIE 5644, 380-394 (2005).

2004 (1)

P. Lin, X. Liang, H. Ren, S.-T. Wu, "Tunable diffraction grating using ultraviolet-light-induced spatial phase modulation in dual-frequency liquid crystal," Appl. Phys. Lett. 85, 1131-1133 (2004).

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C. M. Titus, P. J. Bos, "Efficient polarization-independent, reflective liquid crystal phase grating," Appl. Phys. Lett. 71, 2239-2241 (1997).

1996 (1)

Q. W. Song, X.-M. Wang, R. Bussjager, "High-efficiency electro-optic grating switch with improved performance," Appl. Opt. 35, 7031-7036 (1996).

1994 (2)

K. A. Crandall, M. R. Fisch, R. G. Petschek, C. Rosenblatt, "Vanishing freedericksz transition threshold voltage in a chiral nematic liquid crystal," App. Phys. Lett. 64, 1741-1743 (1994).

Q. W. Song, P. J. Talbot, J. H. Maurice, "PLZT based high-efficiency electro-optic grating for optical switching," J. Modern Opt. 41, 717-727 (1994).

1992 (1)

R. T. Chen, D. Robinson, H. Lu, M. R. Wang, T. Jannson, R. Baumbick, "Reconfigurable optical interconnection network for multimode optical fiber sensor arrays," Opt. Eng. 31, 1098-1106 (1992).

1988 (1)

G. E. Lohman, A. W. Lohmann, "Optical interconnection network utilizing diffraction gratings," Opt. Eng. 27, 893-900 (1988).

1977 (1)

App. Phys. Lett. (1)

K. A. Crandall, M. R. Fisch, R. G. Petschek, C. Rosenblatt, "Vanishing freedericksz transition threshold voltage in a chiral nematic liquid crystal," App. Phys. Lett. 64, 1741-1743 (1994).

Appl. Opt. (1)

Q. W. Song, X.-M. Wang, R. Bussjager, "High-efficiency electro-optic grating switch with improved performance," Appl. Opt. 35, 7031-7036 (1996).

Appl. Phys. Lett. (1)

C. M. Titus, P. J. Bos, "Efficient polarization-independent, reflective liquid crystal phase grating," Appl. Phys. Lett. 71, 2239-2241 (1997).

Appl. Opt. (1)

Appl. Phys. Lett. (2)

P. Lin, X. Liang, H. Ren, S.-T. Wu, "Tunable diffraction grating using ultraviolet-light-induced spatial phase modulation in dual-frequency liquid crystal," Appl. Phys. Lett. 85, 1131-1133 (2004).

D. Subacius, S. V. Shiyanovskii, P. Bos, O. D. Lavrentovich, "Cholesteric gratings with field-controlled period," Appl. Phys. Lett. 71, 3323-3325 (1997).

Chin. Opt. Lett. (1)

M. Gao, Q. Ye, Z. Dong, Z. Bian, Z. Fang, H. Cai, R. Qu, "Beam steering of external cavity diode laser by an intracavity electro-optic ceramic defector," Chin. Opt. Lett. 9, 081406 (2011).

IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. (1)

F. Wei, Y. Sun, D. Chen, G. Xin, Q. Ye, H. Cai, R. Qu, "Tunable external cavity diode laser with a PLZT electro-optic ceramic deflector," IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 23, 296-298 (2011).

J. Modern Opt. (1)

Q. W. Song, P. J. Talbot, J. H. Maurice, "PLZT based high-efficiency electro-optic grating for optical switching," J. Modern Opt. 41, 717-727 (1994).

Magn. Ferroelectr. (1)

L. S. Kamzina, R. Wei, G. Li, J. Zeng, A. Ding, "Electro-optical properties of PMN-xPT compounds: Single crystrals and transparent ferroelectric ceramic," Magn. Ferroelectr. 52, 2142-2146 (2010).

Opt. Eng. (1)

R. T. Chen, D. Robinson, H. Lu, M. R. Wang, T. Jannson, R. Baumbick, "Reconfigurable optical interconnection network for multimode optical fiber sensor arrays," Opt. Eng. 31, 1098-1106 (1992).

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L. Shen, Q. Ye, H. Cai, R. Qu, "Mode-hop-free electro-optically tuned external-cavity diode laser using volume Bragg grating and PLZT ceramic," Opt. Exp. 19, 17244-17249 (2011).

Opt. Eng. (1)

G. E. Lohman, A. W. Lohmann, "Optical interconnection network utilizing diffraction gratings," Opt. Eng. 27, 893-900 (1988).

Opt. Exp. (1)

Q. Ye, Z. Dong, R. Qu, Z. Fang, "Experimental investigation of optical beam deflection based on PLZT electro-optic ceramic," Opt. Exp. 27, 16933-16944 (2007).

Opt. Lett. (3)

Proc. SPIE (1)

H. Jiang, Y. K. Zou, Q. Chen, K. K. Li, R. Zhang, Y. Wang, "Transparent electro-optic ceramics and devices," Proc. SPIE 5644, 380-394 (2005).

Other (1)

W. Hung, I. Jiang, M. Tsai, P. Yeh, W. Cheng, "Tunable cholesteric liquid crystal diffraction grating based on the effect of localized surface plasmons, in conference on lasers and electro-optics," presented at the Conf. Lasers Electro-Opt. San JoseCA (2010) Paper CTuG4.

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