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High-performance electro-optic polymers and their applications in high-speed electro-optic switches and modulators
Author(s): Yue Zhang; Alex K.Y. Jen; Tian-An Chen; Yue-Jin Liu; Xuan-Qi Zhang; John T. Kenney
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Paper Abstract

Recent progress in the development and application of highly active, highly thermally stable, and low optical loss electro-optic polymers is presented. Nonlinear optical chromophores with large molecular nonlinearities and high thermal and chemical stabilities are covalently attached to optical grade polyimides to form side-chain polymers with electro-optic coefficients as high as 45 pm/V and lifetime over 106 hours at 100 degrees Celsius. Cladding polymers with matching optical, mechanical, and electrical properties have been formulated and processed. Using a novel trench- and-fill process, integrated high speed electro-optic switches and modulators have been fabricated and tested.

Paper Details

Date Published: 22 January 1997
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 3006, Optoelectronic Integrated Circuits, (22 January 1997); doi: 10.1117/12.264246
Show Author Affiliations
Yue Zhang, ROI Technology (United States)
Alex K.Y. Jen, ROI Technology (United States)
Tian-An Chen, ROI Technology (United States)
Yue-Jin Liu, ROI Technology (United States)
Xuan-Qi Zhang, ROI Technology (United States)
John T. Kenney, ROI Technology (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3006:
Optoelectronic Integrated Circuits
Yoon-Soo Park; Ramu V. Ramaswamy, Editor(s)

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