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Glass electro-optic polymer structure for light modulation and switching
Author(s): Alain Morand; Anh Ho-Quoc; Ted Jini Smail; Pierre Benech; Dominique Bosc; B. Loisel
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Paper Abstract

A novel hybrid structure for optical modulation and switching is presented. It consists of a thin film of electro-optic polymer spin-coated on passive waveguide made by ion exchange on glass substrate. Two structures corresponding to weak guiding and strong guiding conditions are considered. Design issues and modulation performances are studied for the two structures. Low half-wave voltages less than 10 volts are expected for an interaction length of 1 cm provided the electro-optic coefficient of the nonlinear polymer is 10 pm/V.

Paper Details

Date Published: 12 January 1998
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 3278, Integrated Optic Devices II, (12 January 1998); doi: 10.1117/12.298223
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Alain Morand, Institut National Polytechnique de Grenoble (France)
Anh Ho-Quoc, Institut National Polytechnique de Grenoble (France)
Ted Jini Smail, Ecole Superieure d'Ingenieurs en Systemes Avances Rhone-Alpes (France)
Pierre Benech, Institut National Polytechnique de Grenoble (France)
Dominique Bosc, France Telecom CNET (France)
B. Loisel, France Telecom CNET (France)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3278:
Integrated Optic Devices II
Giancarlo C. Righini; S. Iraj Najafi; Bahram Jalali, Editor(s)

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