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Polymeric Guided Wave Optics
Author(s): A. McDonach; M. Copeland; G. R. Mohlmann; W. H. G. Horsthuis; M. B. J. Diemeer; F. M. M. Suyten; E. S. Trommel; P. Van Daele; E. Van Tomme; P. Fabre
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Paper Abstract

Interest in organic electro-optic materials for integrated optics has been increasing with the realisation of improved electro-optic co-efficients for these systems. Incorporation of active organic molecules as side groups on a polymer backbone seems to be the best method of achieving a poled polymer film with properties suitable for planar processing techniques. Channel Waveguide manufacture has been achieved on a number of substrate materials using such a polymer system with waveguide losses of less than 1 dB/cm. Active components have been fibre pigtailed and packaged with a Vpi of less than 10 volts. A review of the technologies for preparing such components will be given along with an assessment of the further applications and developments envisaged with these materials. Comparison will be made with currently available integrated optical components, critically assessing the state of the technology.

Paper Details

Date Published: 5 January 1990
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 1177, Integrated Optics and Optoelectronics, (5 January 1990); doi: 10.1117/12.963320
Show Author Affiliations
A. McDonach, Pilkinoton Guided Wave Ontics, Barr & Stroud Limited (United Kingdom)
M. Copeland, Pilkinoton Guided Wave Ontics, Barr & Stroud Limited (United Kingdom)
G. R. Mohlmann, AKZO Research Laboratories Arnhem (Netherlands)
W. H. G. Horsthuis, AKZO Research Laboratories Arnhem (Netherlands)
M. B. J. Diemeer, PTT Neher Research Laboratories (Netherlands)
F. M. M. Suyten, PTT Neher Research Laboratories (Netherlands)
E. S. Trommel, PTT Neher Research Laboratories (Netherlands)
P. Van Daele, University of Ghent (Belgium)
E. Van Tomme, University of Ghent (Belgium)
P. Fabre, Centre de Recherches de la CGE (France)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1177:
Integrated Optics and Optoelectronics
Leon McCaughan; Mark A. Mentzer; Song-Tsuen Peng; Henry J. Wojtunik; Ka Kha Wong, Editor(s)

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