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Theoretical and experimental studies on active and passive 3-branch waveguides and their derivatives

In this thesis, passive and active 3-branch Ti:LiNbO$ sb3$ waveguide devices were investigated. A multimode field-matching technique was employed to predict the power division in a passive 3-branch waveguide power divider. The limitation and range of validity of this method were pointed out. An alternative method was also employed to predict the power division when coupling between two neighbouring branches is not negligible, as is the case when the branching angle becomes small. The multimode field-matching method was also employed to predict the power division in an active 3-branch waveguide switch, where switching is achieved through the electrooptic effect of LiNbO$ sb3$. The edge effect of the electrodes on the beam steering was also considered. A linear mode-confinement modulator was then proposed and investigated as a derivative of the 3-branch waveguide switch. / Fabrication and experimental characterization of the three devices were also carried out. Key functional parameters were measured and compared with theoretical predictions. In general experimental results have borne out theoretical prediction. / Some calibration of the fabrication techniques employed, were also performed. An outline of the various experimental techniques used is also given. / Finally, some possible improvements are suggested for further work.
Date January 1986
CreatorsBélanger, Michel, 1956-
PublisherMcGill University
Source SetsLibrary and Archives Canada ETDs Repository / Centre d'archives des thèses électroniques de Bibliothèque et Archives Canada
Detected LanguageEnglish
TypeElectronic Thesis or Dissertation
CoverageDoctor of Philosophy (Department of Electrical Engineering.)
RightsAll items in eScholarship@McGill are protected by copyright with all rights reserved unless otherwise indicated.
Relationalephsysno: 000417615, proquestno: AAINL38330, Theses scanned by UMI/ProQuest.

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