Acousto-optical multiple interference devices

M. Beck, M. M., Jr. de Lima, P. V. Santos (Corresponding Author)

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Abstract

We present a new concept for waveguide acousto-optical devices based on coupled Mach–Zehnder interferometers driven by acoustic waves. These acousto-optical multiple interference devices use the periodic refractive index modulation induced by the acoustic wave to realize functionalities such as ON/OFF switching for an arbitrary time interval, as well as for efficient light modulation at high harmonics of the acoustic frequency and pulse shaping for, e.g., integrated Q-switches. We also discuss application of the concepts to light modulation by very high acoustic frequencies, where the acoustic wavelengths become much shorter than the optical ones.
Original languageEnglish
Article number014505
JournalJournal of Applied Physics
Volume103
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2008
Externally publishedYes

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