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Fabrication and metrology of an electro-optic polymer light modulator based on waveguide-coupled surface plasmon resonance
Author(s): Jin-Jung Chyou; Chih-Sheng Chu; Z. H. Shih; Chun-Yu Lin; Shean-Jen Chen; Ching-Fong Shu
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Paper Abstract

This study presents a novel high-efficiency electro-optic (EO) light modulator whose operation is based on the attenuated total reflection effect, in which the surface plasmon wave is excited by an incident waveguide light wave. The EO light modulator is fabricated using a nonlinear optical polymer material that is a side-chain EO polyimide with 2-[N-ethyl-4-(tricyanovinyl)anilino]ethanol chromophore. The modulator is characterized, and its performance tested, in terms of the thickness and dielectric constant of the polymer thin film, the EO coefficient, the insertion loss, and the modulation index. Additionally, the dynamic response of the EO light modulator is fully investigated and discussed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 March 2005
PDF: 7 pages
Opt. Eng. 44(3) 034001 doi: 10.1117/1.1868775
Published in: Optical Engineering Volume 44, Issue 3
Show Author Affiliations
Jin-Jung Chyou, National Central Univ. (Taiwan)
Chih-Sheng Chu, National Central Univ. (Taiwan)
Z. H. Shih, National Central Univ. (Taiwan)
Chun-Yu Lin, National Central Univ. (Taiwan)
Shean-Jen Chen, National Cheng Kung Univ. (Taiwan)
Ching-Fong Shu, National Chiao-Tung Univ. (Taiwan)

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