A Resonant Type LiNbO3 Optical Modulator Array with Micro-Strip Antennas

Satoshi SHINADA  Tetsuya KAWANISHI  Masayuki IZUTSU  

Publication
IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Electronics   Vol.E90-C   No.5   pp.1090-1095
Publication Date: 2007/05/01
Online ISSN: 1745-1353
DOI: 10.1093/ietele/e90-c.5.1090
Print ISSN: 0916-8516
Type of Manuscript: Special Section PAPER (Special Section on Recent Advances in Integrated Photonic Devices)
Category: LiNbO3 Devices
Keyword: 
radio on fiber system,  optical modulator,  antenna array,  LiNbO3,  resonant type modulator,  micro-strip antenna,  

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Summary: 
For the uplink of a radio-on-fiber system or an electromagnetic field sensor, a resonant type optical modulator array connected with antennas can effectively convert a micro/millimeter-wave to a light wave. We designed and fabricated 10 GHz band resonant modulators and micro-strip antennas. And we demonstrated the simultaneous operation of four modulators using power received by micro strip antennas connected to each modulator. We confirmed that the optical phase change induced by the received power could be proportionally increased with the number of arrays.