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Organic electro-optic devices for optical interconnnection
Author(s): George F. Lipscomb; Richard S. Lytel; Anthony J. Ticknor; Timothy E. Van Eck; Dexter G. Girton; Susan P. Ermer; John Francis Valley; John T. Kenney; Edward S. Binkley
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Paper Abstract

The exceptional electro-optic properties of poled polymer films, coupled with the power and flexibility of thin film fabrication and photolithographic processing, may make possible a new class of integrated optic systems: photonic large scale integration (PLSI). PLSI systems are characterized by the hybrid integration of electronic and photonic devices, combining the processing power of VLSI with a dense, high bandwidth, photonic interconnection and switching network in a single, large format, package. In this paper, we describe the potential applications and benefits of PLSI and present a review of some of the relevant progress to date in electro-optic polymer materials and devices, including the demonstration of polymer switch based 100 Mbit/sec digital signal transmission for optical interconnection and a 20 GHz electro-optic polymer modulator.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 December 1991
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 1560, Nonlinear Optical Properties of Organic Materials IV, (1 December 1991); doi: 10.1117/12.50736
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George F. Lipscomb, Lockheed Palo Alto Research Lab. (United States)
Richard S. Lytel, Lockheed Palo Alto Research Lab. (United States)
Anthony J. Ticknor, Lockheed Palo Alto Research Lab. (United States)
Timothy E. Van Eck, Lockheed Palo Alto Research Lab. (United States)
Dexter G. Girton, Lockheed Palo Alto Research Lab. (United States)
Susan P. Ermer, Lockheed Palo Alto Research Lab. (United States)
John Francis Valley, Lockheed Palo Alto Research Lab. (United States)
John T. Kenney, Lockheed Palo Alto Research Lab. (United States)
Edward S. Binkley, Lockheed Palo Alto Research Lab. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1560:
Nonlinear Optical Properties of Organic Materials IV
Kenneth D. Singer, Editor(s)

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