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Design and fabrication of polymer-based asymmetric Fabry-Perot electro-optic modulators
Author(s): Chang Hai Wang; Brian S. Wherrett; Thomas G. Harvey
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Paper Abstract

Asymmetric Fabry-Perot (AFP) reflection modulators containing thin film electro-optic polymeric materials are described and designed for operation at a low drive voltage. Prototype device structures have been fabricated using a crosslinked electro-optic polymer, optical modulation of 43% has been obtained at an operation wavelength of 633 nm and at a rms drive voltage of 88 V. A 4 X 4 array of devices has also been fabricated and characterized. The uniformity of the array was evaluated and a contrast ratio exceeding 5:1 can be obtained simultaneously at each of the 16 device positions.

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Date Published: 22 February 1995
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 2449, Fiber Optic Network Components, (22 February 1995); doi: 10.1117/12.201982
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Chang Hai Wang, Heriot-Watt Univ. (United Kingdom)
Brian S. Wherrett, Heriot-Watt Univ. (United Kingdom)
Thomas G. Harvey, ICI plc (United Kingdom)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2449:
Fiber Optic Network Components

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