Accession Number : ADA331067

Title :   High Frequency Characterization of the Gsanger LM0202P Electro-Optic Modulator

Descriptive Note : Master thesis

Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA

Personal Author(s) : Tucker, John R.

PDF Url : ADA331067

Report Date : DEC 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 53

Abstract : This thesis documents experiments conducted with the Gsanger LM0202P electro-optic modulator to achieve a high percentage modulation at 125MHz of an argon-ion laser. The laser was tuned to produce a single mode, linearly polarized light at 514.5 nm. The laser light was first passed through the electro-optic crystal modulator with no external electric field applied, and the frequency spectrum was observed to be the same as the frequency spectrum of the source laser. When an AC voltage with a frequency of 125 MHz was applied to the modulator sidebands were observed by using a Fabry-Perot interferometer. Further measurements were taken to determine the suitability of the LM0202P modulator over a large frequency range.

Descriptors :   *ELECTROOPTICS, *LASER MODULATORS, THESES, LASER BEAMS, FABRY PEROT INTERFEROMETERS, ARGON LASERS, LIGHT MODULATORS, AMPLITUDE MODULATION.

Subject Categories : Lasers and Masers
      Electrooptical and Optoelectronic Devices

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE