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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 16, Iss. 22 — Oct. 27, 2008
  • pp: 18326–18333

Electro-optic polymer cladding ring resonator modulators

Bruce A. Block, Todd R. Younkin, Paul S. Davids, Miriam R. Reshotko, Peter Chang, Brent M. Polishak, Su Huang, Jingdong Luo, and Alex K. Y. Jen  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 16, Issue 22, pp. 18326-18333 (2008)

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Compact, low capacitance optical modulators are vital for efficient, high-speed chip to chip optical interconnects. Electro-optic (EO) polymer cladding micro-ring resonator modulators have been fabricated and their performance is characterized. Optical modulators with ring diameters smaller than 50 µm have been demonstrated in a silicon nitride based waveguide system on silicon oxide with a top cladding of an electro-optic polymer. Optical modulation has been observed with clock signals up to 10 GHz.

© 2008 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(160.2100) Materials : Electro-optical materials
(250.2080) Optoelectronics : Polymer active devices
(130.4110) Integrated optics : Modulators

ToC Category:
Integrated Optics

Original Manuscript: August 29, 2008
Revised Manuscript: October 10, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: October 16, 2008
Published: October 23, 2008

Bruce A. Block, Todd R. Younkin, Paul S. Davids, Miriam R. Reshotko, Peter Chang, Brent M. Polishak, Su Huang, Jingdong Luo, and Alex K. Y. Jen, "Electro-optic polymer cladding ring resonator modulators," Opt. Express 16, 18326-18333 (2008)

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