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Lightwave transmission of multiple television signals using an organic polymer electro-optic phase modulator
Author(s): Barton A. Smith; Mark C. Jurich; William E. Moerner; Willi Volksen; Margaret E. Best; William W. Fleming; Jerome D. Swalen; Gary C. Bjorklund
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Paper Abstract

Phase modulation and optical heterodyne detection were used to transmit and receive six cable television signals at 832 nm using a new polymeric electro-optic material. The electro-optic slab waveguide layer of the phase modulator consisted of a spin-coated, amorphous polyimide film doped with a nonlinear chromophore which had been poled in an electric field. The cladding layers, which confined the optical field within the waveguide, were composed of a photo-crosslinked acrylic polymer. Our television transmission system serves as a stringent test of the utility of the electro-optic polymer for lightwave data transmission.

Paper Details

Date Published: 16 December 1993
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 2025, Nonlinear Optical Properties of Organic Materials VI, (16 December 1993); doi: 10.1117/12.165289
Show Author Affiliations
Barton A. Smith, IBM Almaden Research Ctr. (United States)
Mark C. Jurich, IBM Almaden Research Ctr. (United States)
William E. Moerner, IBM Almaden Research Ctr. (United States)
Willi Volksen, IBM Almaden Research Ctr. (United States)
Margaret E. Best, IBM Almaden Research Ctr. (United States)
William W. Fleming, IBM Almaden Research Ctr. (United States)
Jerome D. Swalen, IBM Almaden Research Ctr. (United States)
Gary C. Bjorklund, IBM Almaden Research Ctr. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2025:
Nonlinear Optical Properties of Organic Materials VI
Gustaaf R. Moehlmann, Editor(s)

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