Highly stable and low loss electro-optic polymer waveguides for high speed microring modulators using photodefinition


Share/Save/Bookmark

Balakrishnan, M. and Diemeer, M.B.J. and Driessen, A. and Faccini, M. and Verboom, W. and Reinhoudt, D.N. and Leinse, A. (2006) Highly stable and low loss electro-optic polymer waveguides for high speed microring modulators using photodefinition. In: Integrated Optics: Devices, Materials, and Technologies X, 21-26 January 2006, San Jose, California, U.S.A..

[img]
Preview
PDF
646Kb
Abstract:Different electro-optic polymer systems are analyzed with respect to their electro-optic activity, glass transition temperature (Tg) and photodefinable properties. The polymers tested are polysulfone (PS) and SU8. The electro-optic chromophore, tricyanovinylidenediphenylaminobenzene (TCVDPA), which was reported to have a high photochemical stability has been employed in the current work. Tert-butyl-TCVDPA, having bulky side groups, was synthesized and a doubling of the electro-optic coefficient (r33) compared to the unmodified TCVDPA was shown. A microring resonator design was made based on the PS-TCVDPA system. SU8 (passive) and TCVDPA (active) channel waveguides were fabricated by the photodefinition technique and the passive waveguide losses were measured to be 5 dB/cm at 1550 nm.
Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item
Copyright:© 2006 SPIE
Faculty:
Science and Technology (TNW)
Research Group:
Link to this item:http://purl.utwente.nl/publications/66743
Official URL:http://dx.doi.org/10.1117/12.645243
Export this item as:BibTeX
EndNote
HTML Citation
Reference Manager

 

Repository Staff Only: item control page

Metis ID: 237809