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Electro-optic modulators based on high-temperature polyimides
Author(s): Sergey S. Sarkisov; Connie Walton; Michael J. Curley; Leonid K. Yarovoi; JaChing Wang
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Paper Abstract

We report on the synthesis of high-temperature electro-optic polyimides and the design of the electro-optic modulators based on these materials. Recently developed electro-optic polyimide has a glass transition temperature of 461°C. It can be processed in a thin light-guiding film form a precursor at a temperature of 160°C. DIfferent novel designs of electro-optic modulators are being considered. A single-arm double-mode interferometer configuration is proposed for a thin-film transverse electro-optic waveguide modulator with low driving voltage. The driving voltage could be less than 5V that makes it compatible with conventional silicon-based electronics. We also consider miniature longitudinal modulators integrated with fiber optics in Fabry-Perot configuration. The advantage of the approach is the use of a small size area of the electro-optic film where high optical quality cna be easily achieved. The approach is being testd for polyimides as well as for single-crystal organic films wtih high electro-optic coefficients.

Paper Details

Date Published: 14 July 2003
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 4991, Organic Photonic Materials and Devices V, (14 July 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.473156
Show Author Affiliations
Sergey S. Sarkisov, Alabama A&M Univ. (United States)
Connie Walton, Grambling State Univ. (United States)
Michael J. Curley, Alabama A&M Univ. (United States)
Leonid K. Yarovoi, Kiev Univ. (Ukraine)
JaChing Wang, Alabama A&M Univ. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4991:
Organic Photonic Materials and Devices V
James G. Grote; Toshikuni Kaino, Editor(s)

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