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Linearized Y-coupler modulator based on a domain-inverted polymeric waveguide
Author(s): Dechang An; Suning Tang; ZuZhou Yue; John Martin Taboada; Lin Sun; Zhong Han; Xuejun Lu; Ray T. Chen
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Paper Abstract

Electrooptic polymer-based modulators have been investigated intensively due to their potential applications in optical communication systems. In this paper, we report a polymeric modulator with a domain-inverted Y-coupler configuration. Both of the modulation depth and linearity were improved due to the novel device structure. The Y-coupler modulator was automatically set at 3dB point with no need of DC bias, which eliminate the DC drift phenomena in Mach-Zehnder or co-direcitonal modulators. At the same time, a domain- inversion poling technique was developed, which can be used to fabricate other type of active EO devices in the future.

Paper Details

Date Published: 13 April 1999
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 3632, Optoelectronic Interconnects VI, (13 April 1999); doi: 10.1117/12.344608
Show Author Affiliations
Dechang An, Univ. of Texas/Austin (United States)
Suning Tang, Radiant Research, Inc. (United States)
ZuZhou Yue, Univ. of Texas/Austin (United States)
John Martin Taboada, Univ. of Texas/Austin (United States)
Lin Sun, Univ. of Texas/Austin (United States)
Zhong Han, Univ. of Texas/Austin (United States)
Xuejun Lu, Univ. of Texas/Austin (United States)
Ray T. Chen, Univ. of Texas/Austin (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3632:
Optoelectronic Interconnects VI
Julian P. G. Bristow; Suning Tang, Editor(s)

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