1 March 2005 Fabrication and metrology of an electro-optic polymer light modulator based on waveguide-coupled surface plasmon resonance
Author Affiliations +
Abstract
This study presents a novel high-efficiency electro-optic (EO) light modulator whose operation is based on the attenuated total reflection effect, in which the surface plasmon wave is excited by an incident waveguide light wave. The EO light modulator is fabricated using a nonlinear optical polymer material that is a side-chain EO polyimide with 2-[N-ethyl-4-(tricyanovinyl)anilino]ethanol chromophore. The modulator is characterized, and its performance tested, in terms of the thickness and dielectric constant of the polymer thin film, the EO coefficient, the insertion loss, and the modulation index. Additionally, the dynamic response of the EO light modulator is fully investigated and discussed.
© (2005) Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE)
Jin-Jung Chyou, Jin-Jung Chyou, Chih-Sheng Chu, Chih-Sheng Chu, Z. H. Shih, Z. H. Shih, Chun-Yu Lin, Chun-Yu Lin, Shean-Jen Chen, Shean-Jen Chen, Ching-Fong Shu, Ching-Fong Shu, } "Fabrication and metrology of an electro-optic polymer light modulator based on waveguide-coupled surface plasmon resonance," Optical Engineering 44(3), 034001 (1 March 2005). https://doi.org/10.1117/1.1868775 . Submission:
JOURNAL ARTICLE
7 PAGES


SHARE
Back to Top