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Traveling-wave modulator using a gelatin-based E-O polymer waveguide
Author(s): Robert Shih; Ray T. Chen; Z.Z. Ho
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Paper Abstract

An electro-optic intensity modulator using a gelatin-based EO polymer waveguide has been built and characterized. This EO modulator is constructed from a nitrophenol/gelatin guest/host poled polymer system. Vpi and (gamma) 33 of 25 V and 38 pm/V are obtained, respectively. This is the first demonstration of an active EO device using electro- optic gelatin. Integration of the modulator with a traveling-wave electrode structure to increase the modulation speed is under investigation. Preliminary studies have shown electrical modulation bandwidths of up to 40 GHz.

Paper Details

Date Published: 14 January 1993
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 1774, Nonconducting Photopolymers and Applications, (14 January 1993); doi: 10.1117/12.139157
Show Author Affiliations
Robert Shih, Physical Optics Corp. (United States)
Ray T. Chen, Physical Optics Corp. (United States)
Z.Z. Ho, Physical Optics Corp. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1774:
Nonconducting Photopolymers and Applications
Roger A. Lessard, Editor(s)

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