0 to 18 GHz Traveling-Wave Optical Waveguide Intensity Modulator

Masayuki IZUTSU  Hiroshi HAGA  Tadasi SUETA  

IEICE TRANSACTIONS (1976-1990)   Vol.E63   No.11   pp.817-818
Publication Date: 1980/11/25
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Print ISSN: 0000-0000
Type of Manuscript: LETTER
Category: Optical and Quantum Electronics

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Traveling-wave light intensity modulator was constructed using the 5 µm wide strip optical waveguide of z-cut LiNbO3 and the asymmetric stripline as the modulator electrode. The half-wave voltage of 23 V and the extinction ratio of 97% were achieved. Modulation was performed up to 18 GHz.