Table of Contents
ISRN Optics
Volume 2012 (2012), Article ID 957189, 4 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.5402/2012/957189
Research Article

Modulators Using DPS-DNG-Layered Structure

Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Tufts University, Medford, MA 02155, USA

Received 16 November 2011; Accepted 8 December 2011

Academic Editor: K. Y. Song

Copyright © 2012 J. H. Shahbazian. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

The influence of an applied electric field on a periodic structure composed of alternating layers of isotropic DPS (double positive index of refraction) and anisotropic DNG (double negative index of refraction) has been studied and shown that in the presence of an external electric field, one can convert the polarization state of the incident electromagnetic wave into a desired polarization state, change the phase and amplitude, and induce birefringence. Here, theoretical and numerical results of investigation of phase and amplitude modulator in the presence of an applied electric field are presented.