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Polymetric waveguide beam deflector for electro-optic switching
Author(s): Jin-ha Kim; Lin Sun; Chiou-Hung Jang; Dechang An; John Martin Taboada; Qingjun Zhou; Xuejun Lu; Ray T. Chen; Bulang Li; Xinghua Han; Suning Tang; Hua Zhang; William H. Steier; Albert S. Ren; Larry Raymond Dalton
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Paper Abstract

We fabricated and demonstrated a beam deflector implemented in an electro-optic polymer planar waveguide. An array of prism- shaped electrodes formed on the top of the waveguide induces selective refractive index change in the core polymer layer, which results in the tilt of the propagation direction of the guided beam. Waveguide beam deflectors have potential applications in the emerging photonics technologies such as optical storage systems, optical phased array antenna, and optical switching. The deflection sensitivity of 28 mrad/kV, and the maximum deflection angle of +/- 8.4 mrad at +/- 300 V were obtained for this first demonstrated device.

Paper Details

Date Published: 15 June 2001
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 4279, Organic Photonic Materials and Devices III, (15 June 2001); doi: 10.1117/12.429392
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Jin-ha Kim, Univ. of Texas at Austin (United States)
Lin Sun, Univ. of Texas at Austin (United States)
Chiou-Hung Jang, Univ. of Texas at Austin (United States)
Dechang An, Univ. of Texas at Austin (United States)
John Martin Taboada, Univ. of Texas at Austin (United States)
Qingjun Zhou, Univ. of Texas at Austin (United States)
Xuejun Lu, Univ. of Texas at Austin (United States)
Ray T. Chen, Univ. of Texas at Austin (United States)
Bulang Li, Radiant Research, Inc. (United States)
Xinghua Han, Radiant Research, Inc. (United States)
Suning Tang, Radiant Research, Inc. (United States)
Hua Zhang, Univ. of Southern California (United States)
William H. Steier, Univ. of Southern California (United States)
Albert S. Ren, Univ. of Southern California (United States)
Larry Raymond Dalton, Univ. of Southern California (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4279:
Organic Photonic Materials and Devices III
Bernard Kippelen; Donal D. C. Bradley, Editor(s)

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