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Organic and inorganic crystals for electro-optic modulators with low driving voltage
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Paper Abstract

The focus of this paper is the characterization of electro- optic properties of single crystal thin films of organic material NPP grown by the plate-guided method. Characterization was performed using the longitudinal a.c. modulation technique. Half-wave voltage V(pi ), figure- of-merit F, and electro-optic coefficient r63 were estimated to be 3.24 kV, 0.98x10-10 m/V and 25.8x10-12 m/V respectively. We found that crystalline z-axis is off the normal to the plane of the film at an angle of 7 degree(s). We also proposed a transverse version of a thin film electro-optic modulator with low driving voltage, which is based on a single-arm thin film waveguide interferometer.

Paper Details

Date Published: 15 March 2001
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 4358, Optics of Crystals, (15 March 2001); doi: 10.1117/12.418848
Show Author Affiliations
Sergey S. Sarkisov, Alabama A&M Univ. (United States)
Jifu Liu, Alabama A&M Univ. (United States)
Michael J. Curley, Alabama A&M Univ. (United States)
Curtis E. Banks, Alabama A&M Univ. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4358:
Optics of Crystals
Vasiliy V. Shepelevich; N. N. Egorov, Editor(s)

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