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Electro-optic modulation and second-harmonic generation through grating-induced resonant excitation of guided modes
Author(s): Gerd Blau; M. Cairone; Pierre-Alain Chollet; Francois Kajzar
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Paper Abstract

Using nonlinear polymer waveguides in integrated optics requires an adaptation of the device to the very special waveguiding characteristics of polymer films. We present in this paper new devices based on diffraction gratings for electro-optic modulation and potentially high efficient second-harmonic generation that are in general well suited to the use of polymers. We optimized the devices through numerical simulation to the use of PNA-PMMA films. We obtain experimentally 40% light modulation at (Delta) V equals 51.9 V (r33 equals 4.3 pm/V) concerning electro-optic modulation and a conversion efficiency of (eta) equals 5.83 * 10-6 1/W ((chi) 33 equals 8 pm/V) for second-harmonic generation.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 November 1996
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 2852, Nonlinear Optical Properties of Organic Materials IX, (1 November 1996); doi: 10.1117/12.256178
Show Author Affiliations
Gerd Blau, LEMO/ENSERG (France)
M. Cairone, LEMO/ENSERG (France)
Pierre-Alain Chollet, CEA Saclay/LETI (France)
Francois Kajzar, CEA Saclay/LETI (France)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2852:
Nonlinear Optical Properties of Organic Materials IX
Gustaaf R. Moehlmann, Editor(s)

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