19 April 2000 Effect of dielectric constant on modulation voltage for nonlinear optic polymer-based optoelectronic devices
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Proceedings Volume 3950, Optoelectronic Integrated Circuits IV; (2000) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.382152
Event: Symposium on Integrated Optoelectronics, 2000, San Jose, CA, United States
Abstract
Presented is the effect of using various cladding layers with different dielectric constants on the applied modulation voltage for nonlinear optic (NLO) polymer based integrated OE devices. The dielectric constants of the core and cladding materials used for NLOs polymer based integrated optoelectronic devices are typically very similar in magnitude. This suggests that even for low modulation rates, only 20% to 25% of the applied modulation voltage (voltage between the electrodes) is being dropped across the core region. With this small percentage of applied voltage reaching the NLO core layer, it becomes necessary to apply 4 to 5 times higher modulation voltage in order to achieve the desired (pi) phase change through the core.
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James G. Grote, James G. Grote, John S. Zetts, John S. Zetts, James P. Drummond, James P. Drummond, Robert L. Nelson, Robert L. Nelson, Frank Kenneth Hopkins, Frank Kenneth Hopkins, Cheng H. Zhang, Cheng H. Zhang, Larry Raymond Dalton, Larry Raymond Dalton, William H. Steier, William H. Steier, "Effect of dielectric constant on modulation voltage for nonlinear optic polymer-based optoelectronic devices", Proc. SPIE 3950, Optoelectronic Integrated Circuits IV, (19 April 2000); doi: 10.1117/12.382152; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.382152
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