Waveguide optical scanner with increased deflection sensitivity for optical data storage

Qibiao Chen, Yi Chiu, Adrian J. Devasahayam, Michael A. Seigler, David N. Lambeth, T. E. Schlesinger, Daniel D. Stancil

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Waveguide electrooptic (EO) beam scanners1.2 are of interest for applications requiring high speed, high throughput, low power consumption, and modest deflection. Such devices can be used in high performance optical recording and laser printer heads. We are pursuing a novel waveguide device structure in which prisms are formed by ferroelectric domain inversion in a substrate containing a planar waveguide. The device uses TM optical modes in z-cut substrates and is therefore compatible with waveguides used for high-efficiency optical second harmonic generation (SHG).

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)262-267
Number of pages6
JournalProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
StatePublished - 12 Oct 1994
Event1994 Topical Meeting on Optical Data Storage - Dana Point, United States
Duration: 16 May 199418 May 1994


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