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.
|Number of pages||10|
|Journal||Journal of the Optical Society of America B: Optical Physics|
|Publication status||Published - 1993 Jan 1|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Statistical and Nonlinear Physics
- Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics