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Organic electro-optic single crystalline films for integrated optics
Author(s): Mojca Jazbinsek; Harry Figi; Christoph Hunziker; Blanca Ruiz; Seong-Ji Kwon; O-Pil Kwon; Zhou Yang; Peter Günter
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Paper Abstract

We have fabricated organic electro-optic single crystalline thin films on various inorganic substrates. A high refractive index contrast of up to Δn = +0.6 at 1.55 μm with respect to glass substrates and up to Δn = -1.9 at 1.55 μm with respect to silicon substrates has been achieved. The single crystalline films can be grown quasi-epitaxially without lattice matching and also on amorphous substrates providing appropriate interface interactions and solid-liquid phase equilibrium conditions. The thickness of the single-crystalline films can vary between less than 30 nm and above 5000 nm; they are therefore appropriate for optical waveguiding structures, as well as nano-size electro-optic structures needed for future nanophotonics. Several organic electro-optic crystalline materials have been employed using solution or melt-based processing. The techniques are suitable for the fabrication of conventional wire electro-optic waveguides, silicon-organic hybrid electro-optic waveguides, as well as more complex organic-inorganic structures such as single-crystalline electro-optic microring resonators.

Paper Details

Date Published: 26 August 2010
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 7774, Linear and Nonlinear Optics of Organic Materials X, 77740Q (26 August 2010); doi: 10.1117/12.860191
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Mojca Jazbinsek, ETH Zürich (Switzerland)
Rainbow Photonics AG (Switzerland)
Harry Figi, ETH Zürich (Switzerland)
Christoph Hunziker, ETH Zürich (Switzerland)
Blanca Ruiz, ETH Zürich (Switzerland)
Rainbow Photonics AG (Switzerland)
Seong-Ji Kwon, ETH Zürich (Switzerland)
O-Pil Kwon, ETH Zürich (Switzerland)
Zhou Yang, ETH Zürich (Switzerland)
Peter Günter, ETH Zürich (Switzerland)
Rainbow Photonics AG (Switzerland)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7774:
Linear and Nonlinear Optics of Organic Materials X
Manfred Eich; Jean-Michel Nunzi; Rachel Jakubiak; Theodore G. Goodson III, Editor(s)

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