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  • Vol. 18, Iss. 5 — Mar. 1, 1993
  • pp: 349–351

Method for characterizing poled-polymer waveguides for electro-optic integrated-optical-circuit applications

J. T. Gallo, T. Kimura, S. Ura, T. Suhara, and H. Nishihara  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 18, Issue 5, pp. 349-351 (1993)

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A method is proposed for characterizing poled-polymer waveguides intended for electro-optic integrated-optical-circuit applications. It allows the measurement of the waveguide refractive index before and after poling and provides the means to estimate the material’s electro-optic coefficient, r33, in adjacent areas on a single sample to ensure that these parameters are determined under exactly the same fabrication and poling conditions. The new electro-optic-polymer 4-nitrophenylcarbamic acid polyvinyl ester was characterized to demonstrate the operation of the device.

© 1993 Optical Society of America

Original Manuscript: September 21, 1992
Published: March 1, 1993

J. T. Gallo, T. Kimura, S. Ura, T. Suhara, and H. Nishihara, "Method for characterizing poled-polymer waveguides for electro-optic integrated-optical-circuit applications," Opt. Lett. 18, 349-351 (1993)

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