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Nonlinear-optic-polymer-based integrated optoelectronic modulators/switches
Author(s): James G. Grote; James P. Drummond
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Paper Abstract

A new scheme for a nonlinear optical (NLO) polymer opto- electronic (OE) modulators/switch is presented that renders the potential to realize a device interaction length that is an order of magnitude shorter than conventional NLO polymer OE devices operating at TTL voltage levels. It utilizes available NLO polymer materials for the corelayer and conductive polymer materials for the cladding layers in order to realize an effective 1 micrometers separation between the electrodes. Using current NLO polymer materials with electro-optic coefficients of 20 pm/V, it is feasible to demonstrate < 2 mm interaction length OE devices operating at 5 volts. These lengths could lead to insertion within multichip modules. A 1 micrometers gap between electrodes also makes it possible to perform in-situ poling.

Paper Details

Date Published: 3 November 1998
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 3463, Photonics and Radio Frequency II, (3 November 1998); doi: 10.1117/12.330398
Show Author Affiliations
James G. Grote, Air Force Research Lab. (United States)
James P. Drummond, Univ. of Cincinnati (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3463:
Photonics and Radio Frequency II
Gregory J. Zagar; Anastasios P. Goutzoulis; Andrew R. Pirich, Editor(s)

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