Asymmetric Fabry-Perot (AFP) reflection modulators containing thin film electro-optic polymeric materials are described and designed for operation at a low drive voltage. Prototype device structures have been fabricated using a crosslinked electro-optic polymer, optical modulation of 43% has been obtained at an operation wavelength of 633 nm and at a rms drive voltage of 88 V. A 4 × 4 array of devices has also been fabricated and characterized. The uniformity of the array was evaluated and a contrast ratio exceeding 5:1 can be obtained simultaneously at each of the 16 device positions.
|Title of host publication||Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering|
|Number of pages||7|
|Publication status||Published - 1995|
|Event||Riber Optic Network Components - Amsterdam, Neth|
Duration: 20 Mar 1995 → 23 Mar 1995
|Conference||Riber Optic Network Components|
|Period||20/03/95 → 23/03/95|