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Low-Vpi high-thermal-stability electro-optic polymer waveguide modulators using the full potenetial of high-mu-beta chromophores with a DC bias voltage
Author(s): Antao Chen; Vadim Chuyanov; Hua Zhang; Sean M. Garner; Sang-Shin Lee; William H. Steier; Jinghong Chen; Fang Wang; Jingsong Zhu; Mingqian He; Younsoo Ra; Shane S. H. Mao; Aaron W. Harper; Larry Raymond Dalton; Harold R. Fetterman
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Paper Abstract

The full potential of second order nonlinear polymers can be utilized in electro-optic polymer modulators with a DC biased operation scheme to greatly reduce the V(pi ). This technique makes use of the total achievable electro-optic coefficient, which can be more than three times as high as the residual value after the fast partial relaxation following corona or contact poling. As the result of the DC bias and with high (mu) (beta) chromophores, a low V(pi ) of 1.5 V was achieved with 2 cm long birefringent waveguide modulators at the wavelength of 1.3 micrometer. Results of 200 degrees Celsius stability experiment indicate that this scheme also enables electro-optic polymer devices to meet the stability required for high temperature hermetic sealing because the polymer does not need to be poled before device packaging.

Paper Details

Date Published: 17 April 1998
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 3281, Polymer Photonic Devices, (17 April 1998); doi: 10.1117/12.305409
Show Author Affiliations
Antao Chen, Univ. of Southern California (United States)
Vadim Chuyanov, Univ. of Southern California (United States)
Hua Zhang, Univ. of Southern California (United States)
Sean M. Garner, Univ. of Southern California (United States)
Sang-Shin Lee, Univ. of Southern California (United States)
William H. Steier, Univ. of Southern California (United States)
Jinghong Chen, Univ. of Southern California (United States)
Fang Wang, Univ. of Southern California (United States)
Jingsong Zhu, Univ. of Southern California (United States)
Mingqian He, Univ. of Southern California (United States)
Younsoo Ra, Univ. of Southern California (United States)
Shane S. H. Mao, Univ. of Southern California (United States)
Aaron W. Harper, Univ. of Southern California (United States)
Larry Raymond Dalton, Univ. of Southern California (United States)
Harold R. Fetterman, Univ. of California/Los Angeles (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3281:
Polymer Photonic Devices
Bernard Kippelen; Donal D. C. Bradley, Editor(s)

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