ACOUSTOOPTIC MODULATION USING A NEW CHLOROTELLURITE GLASS

I ABDULHALIM, CN PANNELL, J WANG, G WYLANGOWSKI, DN PAYNE

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Abstract

Results of initial tests on an acousto‐optic modulator using a new chlorotellurite glass with a composition of 3TeO2‐2ZnCl2 are reported. This glass exhibits a wider transparency range (0.42–5.7 μm) than other tellurite glasses, with approximately the same figures of merit. We obtained an 80% diffraction loss and a 65% diffraction efficiency at a 633 nm wavelength, using an 80 MHz 15×1 mm piezoelectric transducer with 1.5 W of rf power. This glass is able to convert to fiber form, thus allowing efficient in‐fiber acousto‐optic modulators to be built.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)519-521
JournalJournal of Applied Physics
Volume75
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1 Jan 1994

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