Wavelength tunable polarization mode converter utilizing strain-optic effects in Ti:LiNbO 3 Academic Article uri icon


  • Electro-optically wavelength tunable polarization mode converters have been produced in LiNbO 3 substrate using strain-induced polarization mode coupling. Polarization conversion in excess of 82% was achieved at a wavelength of 701.39 nm for both transverse electric (TE) and transverse magnetic (TM) input polarizations. The maximum conversion efficiency is highly wavelength selective with a spectral width of 1.45 nm in a 3.2 mm long device. Electro-optic tuning of the center wavelength with a linear tuning rate of 0.029 nm/V was demonstrated.

author list (cited authors)

  • Jung, H. S., Eknoyan, O., & Taylor, H. F.

publication date

  • December 1999