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  • Editor: James C. Wyant
  • Vol. 45, Iss. 21 — Jul. 20, 2006
  • pp: 5404–5413

Electro-optic multimode interference device using organic materials

Roshan Thapliya, Shigetoshi Nakamura, and Takashi Kikuchi  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 45, Issue 21, pp. 5404-5413 (2006)

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We present experimental results verifying the optical robustness of a 1 × 1 multimode interference (MMI) device that is directly butt coupled with optical fibers at 70 ° C for 1050   h and discuss the gradual increase of polarization dependent loss. Based on this structure, an electro-optic (EO) MMI waveguide device that can control the output optical power by using an electrode structure located directly on top of the multimode is presented. As a proof of principle, we demonstrate the switching operation of the EO-MMI device using commercially available chromophore as the active EO material.

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OCIS Codes
(230.2090) Optical devices : Electro-optical devices
(230.7380) Optical devices : Waveguides, channeled
(250.2080) Optoelectronics : Polymer active devices
(250.7360) Optoelectronics : Waveguide modulators

ToC Category:
Optical Devices

Original Manuscript: October 7, 2005
Revised Manuscript: February 7, 2006
Manuscript Accepted: February 12, 2006

Roshan Thapliya, Shigetoshi Nakamura, and Takashi Kikuchi, "Electro-optic multimode interference device using organic materials," Appl. Opt. 45, 5404-5413 (2006)

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