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Low half-wave voltage modulators using nonlinear optical polymers
Author(s): Danliang Jin; Diyun Huang; Baoquan Chen; Hui Chen; Lixin Zheng; Anna Barklund; Guomin Yu; Eric Miller; Merly Moolayil; Bing Li; Raluca Dinu
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Paper Abstract

The optical and material properties of AJ309 electro-optic (EO) polymer were systematically studied with the objective to fabricate an optimized integrated device. Both bottom and top cladding materials were developed at Lumera to match the processibility of AJ309, and sustain high poling voltage needed for an effective poling process. A device fabrication process is developed. The degree of crosslinking of the EO polymer before poling is minimized by processing the top clad polymer at room-temperature. The UV-curable top clad has shown no detectable chemical damage to the EO polymer after the deposition process of the top clad, thus maintaining the integrity of the interface between top clad and AJ309 core. A 2.1 cm long active length Mach-Zehnder modulator with low half-wave voltage (Vπ) of 1.1 V @1550 nm was fabricated using the AJ309 EO polymer and in-house cladding materials. Other device parameters are also reported.

Paper Details

Date Published: 28 September 2007
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 6653, Linear and Nonlinear Optics of Organic Materials VII, 66530Q (28 September 2007); doi: 10.1117/12.731814
Show Author Affiliations
Danliang Jin, Lumera Corp. (United States)
Diyun Huang, Lumera Corp. (United States)
Baoquan Chen, Lumera Corp. (United States)
Hui Chen, Lumera Corp. (United States)
Lixin Zheng, Lumera Corp. (United States)
Anna Barklund, Lumera Corp. (United States)
Guomin Yu, Lumera Corp. (United States)
Eric Miller, Lumera Corp. (United States)
Merly Moolayil, Lumera Corp. (United States)
Bing Li, Lumera Corp. (United States)
Raluca Dinu, Lumera Corp. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6653:
Linear and Nonlinear Optics of Organic Materials VII
Jean-Michel Nunzi, Editor(s)

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