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Title: Tandem resonator reflectance modulator

Abstract

A wide band optical modulator is grown on a substrate as tandem Fabry-Perot resonators including three mirrors spaced by two cavities. The absorption of one cavity is changed relative to the absorption of the other cavity by an applied electric field, to cause a change in total reflected light, as light reflecting from the outer mirrors is in phase and light reflecting from the inner mirror is out of phase with light from the outer mirrors.

Inventors:
 [1];  [1]
  1. (Albuquerque, NM)
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
AT & T CORP
OSTI Identifier:
869482
Patent Number(s):
5345328
Assignee:
Sandia Corporation (Albuquerque, NM) SNL
DOE Contract Number:  
AC04-76DP00789
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
tandem; resonator; reflectance; modulator; wide; band; optical; grown; substrate; fabry-perot; resonators; including; mirrors; spaced; cavities; absorption; cavity; changed; relative; applied; electric; field; change; total; reflected; light; reflecting; outer; phase; inner; mirror; wide band; electric field; light reflecting; reflected light; optical modulator; applied electric; reflectance modulator; fabry-perot resonators; band optical; /359/

Citation Formats

Fritz, Ian J., and Wendt, Joel R. Tandem resonator reflectance modulator. United States: N. p., 1994. Web.
Fritz, Ian J., & Wendt, Joel R. Tandem resonator reflectance modulator. United States.
Fritz, Ian J., and Wendt, Joel R. Sat . "Tandem resonator reflectance modulator". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/869482.
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title = {Tandem resonator reflectance modulator},
author = {Fritz, Ian J. and Wendt, Joel R.},
abstractNote = {A wide band optical modulator is grown on a substrate as tandem Fabry-Perot resonators including three mirrors spaced by two cavities. The absorption of one cavity is changed relative to the absorption of the other cavity by an applied electric field, to cause a change in total reflected light, as light reflecting from the outer mirrors is in phase and light reflecting from the inner mirror is out of phase with light from the outer mirrors.},
doi = {},
journal = {},
number = ,
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place = {United States},
year = {1994},
month = {1}
}

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