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Title: Polarisation-independent electrooptical switch based on LiNbO{sub 3} and LiTaO{sub 3} crystals

Abstract

Two electrooptical switches for nonpolarised narrow beams from fibre laser and luminescent sources are considered. Requirements for crystals, the accuracy of their thermal stabilisation, and tolerances for their manufacturing and adjustment are estimated from the point of view of the maximum switching contrast. A switch based on two LiNbO{sub 3} crystals with a control half-wave voltage of {approx}270 V, connected with an isotropic single-mode fibre, is tested. It is shown that errors in the adjustment and manufacturing of crystal phase elements can be compensated by a weak controllable heating of one of the crystals. (laser devices and elements)

Authors:
; ;  [1]
  1. Institute of Radio Engineering and Electronics, Russian Academy of Sciences, Fryazino, Moscow Region (Russian Federation)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
21466670
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Quantum Electronics (Woodbury, N.Y.); Journal Volume: 37; Journal Issue: 5; Other Information: DOI: 10.1070/QE2007v037n05ABEH013426
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
71 CLASSICAL AND QUANTUM MECHANICS, GENERAL PHYSICS; ACCURACY; CRYSTALS; ELECTRIC POTENTIAL; FIBERS; LASERS; LITHIUM COMPOUNDS; LUMINESCENCE; MANUFACTURING; NIOBATES; PHOTON BEAMS; POLARIZATION; SWITCHES; TOLERANCE; ALKALI METAL COMPOUNDS; BEAMS; ELECTRICAL EQUIPMENT; EMISSION; EQUIPMENT; NIOBIUM COMPOUNDS; OXYGEN COMPOUNDS; PHOTON EMISSION; REFRACTORY METAL COMPOUNDS; TRANSITION ELEMENT COMPOUNDS

Citation Formats

Davydov, B L, Krylov, Aleksandr A, and Yagodkin, D I. Polarisation-independent electrooptical switch based on LiNbO{sub 3} and LiTaO{sub 3} crystals. United States: N. p., 2007. Web. doi:10.1070/QE2007V037N05ABEH013426.
Davydov, B L, Krylov, Aleksandr A, & Yagodkin, D I. Polarisation-independent electrooptical switch based on LiNbO{sub 3} and LiTaO{sub 3} crystals. United States. doi:10.1070/QE2007V037N05ABEH013426.
Davydov, B L, Krylov, Aleksandr A, and Yagodkin, D I. Thu . "Polarisation-independent electrooptical switch based on LiNbO{sub 3} and LiTaO{sub 3} crystals". United States. doi:10.1070/QE2007V037N05ABEH013426.
@article{osti_21466670,
title = {Polarisation-independent electrooptical switch based on LiNbO{sub 3} and LiTaO{sub 3} crystals},
author = {Davydov, B L and Krylov, Aleksandr A and Yagodkin, D I},
abstractNote = {Two electrooptical switches for nonpolarised narrow beams from fibre laser and luminescent sources are considered. Requirements for crystals, the accuracy of their thermal stabilisation, and tolerances for their manufacturing and adjustment are estimated from the point of view of the maximum switching contrast. A switch based on two LiNbO{sub 3} crystals with a control half-wave voltage of {approx}270 V, connected with an isotropic single-mode fibre, is tested. It is shown that errors in the adjustment and manufacturing of crystal phase elements can be compensated by a weak controllable heating of one of the crystals. (laser devices and elements)},
doi = {10.1070/QE2007V037N05ABEH013426},
journal = {Quantum Electronics (Woodbury, N.Y.)},
number = 5,
volume = 37,
place = {United States},
year = {Thu May 31 00:00:00 EDT 2007},
month = {Thu May 31 00:00:00 EDT 2007}
}