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Material Requirements for Guided-Wave Optical Devices
Author(s): R. L. Holman; D. P. Skinner; L. M. Althouse; P. J. Cressman; V. E. Wood; R. P. Kenan
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Paper Abstract

A quasi systems-level desirability analysis has been performed of candidate elec-trooptic materials for use in high-speed guided-wave optical devices. More than 30 inorganic, semiconducting, and organic materials have been compared. The bulk guided-wave phase modulator has been adopted as an initial basis for comparison. Drive voltage and current dynamics have been analyzed as a function of material properties and electrode architectures. Potassium niobate and lithium niobate are found to be among the more desirable materials. The III-V semiconductors and the low Curie temperature ferroelec-trics were found less desirable and, in some cases, marginal or even unacceptable for high-performance device applications.

Paper Details

Date Published: 4 March 1986
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 0567, Advances in Materials for Active Optics, (4 March 1986); doi: 10.1117/12.949840
Show Author Affiliations
R. L. Holman, Battelle Memorial Institute (United States)
D. P. Skinner, Battelle Memorial Institute (United States)
L. M. Althouse, Battelle Memorial Institute (United States)
P. J. Cressman, Battelle Memorial Institute (United States)
V. E. Wood, Battelle Memorial Institute (United States)
R. P. Kenan, Battelle Memorial Institute (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0567:
Advances in Materials for Active Optics
Solomon Musikant, Editor(s)

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