Highly stable and low loss electro-optic polymer waveguides for high speed microring modulators using photodefinition
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, CA, USA (pp. 61230j1-61230j9).
|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.
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