Design and fabrication of polymer-based asymmetric Fabry-Perot electro-optic modulators

Chang H. Wang, Brian S. Wherrett, T. G. Harvey

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Abstract

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.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
Pages293-299
Number of pages7
Volume2449
Publication statusPublished - 1995
EventRiber Optic Network Components - Amsterdam, Neth
Duration: 20 Mar 199523 Mar 1995

Conference

ConferenceRiber Optic Network Components
CityAmsterdam, Neth
Period20/03/9523/03/95

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