Theoretical study of a modulator for a waveguide second-harmonic generator

Sten Helmfrid, Kimio Tatsuno, Kenchi Ito

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A novel intensity modulator for second-harmonic waveguide lasers is proposed and theoretically analyzed. Noise caused by spectrum broadening in a diode-laser direct-modulation scheme is avoided in the suggested structure by using the electro-optic effect to modulate the phase mismatch in the frequency-doubling process. In the analysis the influence of waveguide parameters and electrode dimensions on the switching voltage, the output power, and the modulation bandwidth is evaluated. The results suggest that a switching voltage below the 5-V transistor-transistor logic level in digital systems is feasible and that, in a traveling-wave strip-electrode configuration, a modulation bandwidth in the gigahertz range can be obtained.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)459-468
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of the Optical Society of America B: Optical Physics
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1993 Jan 1

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Statistical and Nonlinear Physics
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics


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