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1x2 Y-fed directional coupler modulator based on electro-optic polymer
Author(s): Dechang An; Suning Tang; Zan Shi; Lin Sun; John Martin Taboada; Qingjun Zhou; Xuejun Lu; Ray T. Chen; Hua Zhang; William H. Steier; Albert S. Ren; Larry Raymond Dalton
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Paper Abstract

We have demonstrated a polymeric electro-optic modulator based on a 1 X 2 Y-fed directional waveguide coupler. The symmetric geometry of the 1 X 2 Y-fed directional coupler provided the modulator unique characteristics of intrinsic 3 dB operating point and two complementary output ends. A low switching voltage of 3.6 V and a high extinction ratio of 26 dB were obtained with the modulator operating at a wavelength of 1.34 micrometers . The modulator was fabricated with a novel electro-optic polymer that was synthesized from polyurethane crosslinking with a chromophore.

Paper Details

Date Published: 19 April 2000
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 3950, Optoelectronic Integrated Circuits IV, (19 April 2000); doi: 10.1117/12.382150
Show Author Affiliations
Dechang An, Univ. of Texas/Austin (United States)
Suning Tang, Radiant Research, Inc. (United States)
Zan Shi, Univ. of Texas/Austin (United States)
Lin Sun, Univ. of Texas/Austin (United States)
John Martin Taboada, Univ. of Texas/Austin (United States)
Qingjun Zhou, Univ. of Texas/Austin (United States)
Xuejun Lu, Univ. of Texas/Austin (United States)
Ray T. Chen, Univ. of Texas/Austin (United States)
Hua Zhang, Univ. of Southern California (United States)
William H. Steier, Univ. of Southern California (United States)
Albert S. Ren, Univ. of Southern California (United States)
Larry Raymond Dalton, Univ. of Southern California (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3950:
Optoelectronic Integrated Circuits IV
Yoon-Soo Park; Ray T. Chen, Editor(s)

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