Patent Number: 7,133,579

Title: High-speed magneto-optic modulator

Abstract: A magneto-optic modulator and method are provided. An optical waveguide having a magneto-optic active medium is magnetized by a biasing magnetic field. The magnetization of the magneto-optic active medium is modulated thereby causing a variation in the Faraday effect on optical signals passing through the magneto-optic medium. The result is a polarization modulated optical signal.

Inventors: Elezzabi; Abdulhakem Y. (Edmonton, CA), Irvine; Scott E. (Edmonton, CA)

Assignee: The Governors of the University of Alberta

International Classification: G02F 1/295 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 2019-11-07 0:00:00