Light-activated ultrafast magneto-optic modulator

Chia En Yang, Meng Ku Chen, Jimmy Yao, Stuart S. Yin

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

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Abstract

An ultrafast light-activated magneto-optical modulator is demonstrated in this paper. This modulator is capable of 1 ns modulation speed and has a 1 mm clear aperture. The design of the modulator incorporates a photoconductive switch and enables a synchronized and jitter-free operation, which eliminates the need of any electrical or optical delay lines. These features make the current design very attractive in typical free-space pulse laser applications. To the authors' knowledge, this is so far the fastest MO modulator with such aperture size that has been reported.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationPhotonic Fiber and Crystal Devices
Subtitle of host publicationAdvances in Materials and Innovations in Device Applications II
DOIs
StatePublished - 2008
EventPhotonic Fiber and Crystal Devices: Advances in Materials and Innovations in Device Applications II - San Diego, CA, United States
Duration: Aug 12 2008Aug 14 2008

Publication series

NameProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
Volume7056
ISSN (Print)0277-786X

Other

OtherPhotonic Fiber and Crystal Devices: Advances in Materials and Innovations in Device Applications II
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CitySan Diego, CA
Period8/12/088/14/08

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

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

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