The first experimental results, to our knowledge, for an optical modulator that makes use of an electro-optic polymer located between two thin silver films are presented. The methods used to fabricate the modulator are discussed. Initial results show 18.5% modulation in the intensity of the light reflected off of the modulator at a wavelength of 6328 Å.
© 1995 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: January 27, 1994
Revised Manuscript: August 17, 1994
Published: February 20, 1995
C. Jung, S. Yee, and K. Kuhn, "Electro-optic polymer light modulator based on surface plasmon resonance," Appl. Opt. 34, 946-949 (1995)