Acousto-Optic Modulators

  • Robert G. Hunsperger
Part of the Springer Series in Optical Sciences book series (SSOS, volume 33)


In the preceding chapter, we have shown that modulators and switches can be made by using the electro-optic effect to produce a grating-shaped variation of the index of refraction within the waveguide. This grating structure causes diffraction of the guided optical waves, resulting in modulation or switching.


Acoustic Wave Surface Acoustic Wave Diffraction Efficiency Optical Beam Optical Wave 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Robert G. Hunsperger
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  1. 1.Department of Electrical EngineeringUniversity of DelawareNewarkUSA

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