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Integrated optical polarizers of high extinction ratio on glass substrate with a polymer overlay
Author(s): Celia Sanchez Perez; Pierre Benech; Alain Morand; Ted Smail Tedjini; Dominique Bosc; Alain Rousseau
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Paper Abstract

We present different glass ion-exchanged waveguide polarizer configurations using an electro-optic polymer (conjugated PMMA-DR1) overlay. The polarizer function is accomplished by modifying the propagation constant of a guided mode by changing the birefringence induced in the polymer by a poling process. A TE pass polarizer with an extinction ratio of 39 dB, has been realized using a corona poling. Further developments require a better control of the poling process. A TE polarizer structure using poling in the vertical direction have also been tested. A TM polarizer with planar metallic electrodes for poling is presented. Design considerations and fabrication results are presented.

Paper Details

Date Published: 26 November 1999
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 3847, Optical Devices for Fiber Communication, (26 November 1999); doi: 10.1117/12.371237
Show Author Affiliations
Celia Sanchez Perez, LEMO-ENSERG (France)
Pierre Benech, LEMO-ENSERG (France)
Alain Morand, LCIS-ESISAR (France)
Ted Smail Tedjini, LCIS-ESISAR (France)
Dominique Bosc, France Telecom (France)
Alain Rousseau, LCA/Ecole Nationale Superieure de Chimie de Montpellier (France)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3847:
Optical Devices for Fiber Communication
Michel J. F. Digonnet, Editor(s)

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