Abstract

Application of a transverse electric field has been found to shift the optical passband of a TE–TM acousto-optic mode converter operating by the collinear interaction of surface acoustic waves and a guided optical beam. The field is applied along the interaction length in Ti-diffused y-cut LiNbO3 and produces a 1-Å shift in optical pass-band for each 105V/m of applied field. The effect is applicable to frequency-multiplexing devices for low-bit-rate optical systems.

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  1. S. E. Harris, S. I. K. Nieh, D. K. Winslow, “Electronically tunable acousto-optic filters,” Appl. Phys. Lett, 15, 325–326 (1969).
    [Crossref]
  2. Y. Ohmachi, J. Noda, “LiNbO3 TE–TM mode converter using collinear acoustooptic interaction,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-13, 43–46 (1977).
    [Crossref]
  3. L. N. Binh, D. H. Steven, “Efficient TE–TM mode conversion in diffused channel optical waveguide using collinear acousto-optic interaction,” presented at the First Australian Laser Conference, Canberra, Australia, March 1978.
  4. J. J. Wiczer, H. Merkelo, “Influence of electrostatic fields on the properties of acoustically tuned optical filters,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 30, 439–441 (1977).
    [Crossref]
  5. W. R. Smith, H. M. Gerard, J. H. Collins, T. M. Reeder, H. J. Shaw, “Design of surface wave delay lines with interdigital transducers,” IEEE Trans. Microwave Theory Tech. MTT-13, 865–873 (1969).
    [Crossref]
  6. B. A. Auld, ed., Acoustic Fields and Waves in Solids (Wiley, New York, 1973), p. 383.

1977 (2)

Y. Ohmachi, J. Noda, “LiNbO3 TE–TM mode converter using collinear acoustooptic interaction,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-13, 43–46 (1977).
[Crossref]

J. J. Wiczer, H. Merkelo, “Influence of electrostatic fields on the properties of acoustically tuned optical filters,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 30, 439–441 (1977).
[Crossref]

1969 (2)

W. R. Smith, H. M. Gerard, J. H. Collins, T. M. Reeder, H. J. Shaw, “Design of surface wave delay lines with interdigital transducers,” IEEE Trans. Microwave Theory Tech. MTT-13, 865–873 (1969).
[Crossref]

S. E. Harris, S. I. K. Nieh, D. K. Winslow, “Electronically tunable acousto-optic filters,” Appl. Phys. Lett, 15, 325–326 (1969).
[Crossref]

Binh, L. N.

L. N. Binh, D. H. Steven, “Efficient TE–TM mode conversion in diffused channel optical waveguide using collinear acousto-optic interaction,” presented at the First Australian Laser Conference, Canberra, Australia, March 1978.

Collins, J. H.

W. R. Smith, H. M. Gerard, J. H. Collins, T. M. Reeder, H. J. Shaw, “Design of surface wave delay lines with interdigital transducers,” IEEE Trans. Microwave Theory Tech. MTT-13, 865–873 (1969).
[Crossref]

Gerard, H. M.

W. R. Smith, H. M. Gerard, J. H. Collins, T. M. Reeder, H. J. Shaw, “Design of surface wave delay lines with interdigital transducers,” IEEE Trans. Microwave Theory Tech. MTT-13, 865–873 (1969).
[Crossref]

Harris, S. E.

S. E. Harris, S. I. K. Nieh, D. K. Winslow, “Electronically tunable acousto-optic filters,” Appl. Phys. Lett, 15, 325–326 (1969).
[Crossref]

Merkelo, H.

J. J. Wiczer, H. Merkelo, “Influence of electrostatic fields on the properties of acoustically tuned optical filters,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 30, 439–441 (1977).
[Crossref]

Nieh, S. I. K.

S. E. Harris, S. I. K. Nieh, D. K. Winslow, “Electronically tunable acousto-optic filters,” Appl. Phys. Lett, 15, 325–326 (1969).
[Crossref]

Noda, J.

Y. Ohmachi, J. Noda, “LiNbO3 TE–TM mode converter using collinear acoustooptic interaction,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-13, 43–46 (1977).
[Crossref]

Ohmachi, Y.

Y. Ohmachi, J. Noda, “LiNbO3 TE–TM mode converter using collinear acoustooptic interaction,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-13, 43–46 (1977).
[Crossref]

Reeder, T. M.

W. R. Smith, H. M. Gerard, J. H. Collins, T. M. Reeder, H. J. Shaw, “Design of surface wave delay lines with interdigital transducers,” IEEE Trans. Microwave Theory Tech. MTT-13, 865–873 (1969).
[Crossref]

Shaw, H. J.

W. R. Smith, H. M. Gerard, J. H. Collins, T. M. Reeder, H. J. Shaw, “Design of surface wave delay lines with interdigital transducers,” IEEE Trans. Microwave Theory Tech. MTT-13, 865–873 (1969).
[Crossref]

Smith, W. R.

W. R. Smith, H. M. Gerard, J. H. Collins, T. M. Reeder, H. J. Shaw, “Design of surface wave delay lines with interdigital transducers,” IEEE Trans. Microwave Theory Tech. MTT-13, 865–873 (1969).
[Crossref]

Steven, D. H.

L. N. Binh, D. H. Steven, “Efficient TE–TM mode conversion in diffused channel optical waveguide using collinear acousto-optic interaction,” presented at the First Australian Laser Conference, Canberra, Australia, March 1978.

Wiczer, J. J.

J. J. Wiczer, H. Merkelo, “Influence of electrostatic fields on the properties of acoustically tuned optical filters,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 30, 439–441 (1977).
[Crossref]

Winslow, D. K.

S. E. Harris, S. I. K. Nieh, D. K. Winslow, “Electronically tunable acousto-optic filters,” Appl. Phys. Lett, 15, 325–326 (1969).
[Crossref]

Appl. Phys. Lett, (1)

S. E. Harris, S. I. K. Nieh, D. K. Winslow, “Electronically tunable acousto-optic filters,” Appl. Phys. Lett, 15, 325–326 (1969).
[Crossref]

Appl. Phys. Lett. (1)

J. J. Wiczer, H. Merkelo, “Influence of electrostatic fields on the properties of acoustically tuned optical filters,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 30, 439–441 (1977).
[Crossref]

IEEE J. Quantum Electron. (1)

Y. Ohmachi, J. Noda, “LiNbO3 TE–TM mode converter using collinear acoustooptic interaction,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-13, 43–46 (1977).
[Crossref]

IEEE Trans. Microwave Theory Tech. (1)

W. R. Smith, H. M. Gerard, J. H. Collins, T. M. Reeder, H. J. Shaw, “Design of surface wave delay lines with interdigital transducers,” IEEE Trans. Microwave Theory Tech. MTT-13, 865–873 (1969).
[Crossref]

Other (2)

B. A. Auld, ed., Acoustic Fields and Waves in Solids (Wiley, New York, 1973), p. 383.

L. N. Binh, D. H. Steven, “Efficient TE–TM mode conversion in diffused channel optical waveguide using collinear acousto-optic interaction,” presented at the First Australian Laser Conference, Canberra, Australia, March 1978.

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Fig. 1

(a) Schematic diagram of the electrostatically tunable acousto-optic mode converter, (b) idealized dc electrode configuration.

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Fig. 2

Wavelength shift in optical passband as a function of applied electrostatic field.

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f a = v s λ 0 n E - n M ,
Δ n e ( y , z ) = - 1 2 n e 3 r 33 E z ( y , z ) ,
Δ n 0 ( y , z ) = - 1 2 n 0 3 r 13 E z ( y , z ) ,
Δ λ = 1 2 v s f a ( n e 3 r 33 - n 0 3 r 13 ) E ( y , z ) .
E z ( 0 , 0 ) = 2 V 0 / π d ,
Δ λ = v s f a ( n e 3 r 33 - n 0 3 r 13 ) V 0 π d .

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