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Double-channel polymer electro-optic modulators in an attenuated total reflection configuration
Author(s): Zhaowei Zhang; Honggen Lee; Qishun Shen; Zhuangqi Cao; Xiaoming Dou; Yingli Chen; Yukihiro Ozaki
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Paper Abstract

Recently much attention has been paid to the electro-optic modulators with reflection geometry. A new type of electro- optic modulator, which consists of prism-metal-polymer-buffer- metal geometry and works based on Attenuated Total Reflection spectrum, has been developed in our group. In this paper, we propose a double-channel electro-optic polymer modulator, in which two pairs of electrodes are fabricated in ATR configuration. When two light beams are arranged to incident at the prism base with an appropriate angle corresponding to a special mode of the polymer waveguide. The intensity of the two reflected light beams can be directly modulated by the applied voltages due to Pockels effect of the poled-polymer film simultaneously. In the case of applying two different electrical signals to the two different pairs of electrodes, double-channel polymer modulator carrying different information can be fulfilled in a single-prism configuration.

Paper Details

Date Published: 9 October 2000
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 4225, Optical Interconnects for Telecommunication and Data Communications, (9 October 2000); doi: 10.1117/12.402704
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Zhaowei Zhang, Shanghai Jiao Tong Univ. (China)
Honggen Lee, Shanghai Jiao Tong Univ. (China)
Qishun Shen, Shanghai Jiao Tong Univ. (China)
Zhuangqi Cao, Shanghai Jiao Tong Univ. (China)
Xiaoming Dou, Shanghai Jiao Tong Univ. (China)
Yingli Chen, Shanghai Jiao Tong Univ. (China)
Yukihiro Ozaki, Kwansei-Gakuin Univ. (Japan)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4225:
Optical Interconnects for Telecommunication and Data Communications
Xiaomin Ren; Suning Tang, Editor(s)

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