LiBbO3:Ti Directional-Coupler Modulators For High-Bandwidth, Single-Shot Instrumentation Systems Operating At 800 Nm

Mark Lowry, Don Jander, Greg Lancaster, Paul Kwiat, Glen McWrighit, Richard T. Peterson, Wayne Tindall, Frank Roeske

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We update our work on optical directional-coupler modulators (ODCMs) for single-shot, analog instrumentation systems operating at ~ 800 nm. We can now fabricate directional-coupler devices that have one input and two output pigtails, with insertion losses of 8.9 dB on average. Data for the ODCMs indicate an impulse response of less than 40 ps. We have implemented these devices in an ultrafast, x-ray measurement system. We discuss our data from this implementation and their implications for continued ODCM development.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)142-146
Number of pages5
JournalProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
StatePublished - Mar 10 1988
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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