High-efficiency electro-optic grating switch with improved performance

Qi Wang Song, Xu Ming Wang, Rebecca Bussjager

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We present a high-diffraction-efficiency electro-optic grating switch based on a lanthanum-modified lead zirconate titanate ceramic wafer. By the employment of narrow contour-shaped metal electrodes instead of the commonly used indium tin oxide interdigital electrodes, this grating has the advantages of a low intrinsic-diffraction loss, high zero-order light on–off ratio, and fast time response. The zero-order light can be turned off with a voltage of 160 V.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)7031-7036
Number of pages6
JournalApplied Optics
Issue number35
StatePublished - Dec 10 1996


  • Electro-optic grating
  • Lead lanthanum zirconate titanate ceramic
  • Micro-optics
  • Opticalshutter light switch

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Engineering (miscellaneous)
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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