We propose a resonant-type LiNbO3 optical modulator with low halfwave voltage. We optimize the phase constant of the electric wave with thick electrodes to reduce the halfwave voltage. The halfwave voltage of the fabricated modulator with 20-μm-thick electrodes is 5.8 V at 10.6 GHz.
- Halfwave voltage
- Optical modulator
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
- Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
- Electrical and Electronic Engineering