We report the electro-optic properties of hybrid silica solgel doped with a nonlinear chromophore with large hyperpolarizability. Electro-optic coefficients of higher than 30pm/V have been obtained. Moreover, the electro-optic coefficients have good temporal stability and show promise for the development of high-speed electro-optic devices.
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Hong Xi Zhang, Dong Lu, Nasser Peyghambarian, Mahmoud Fallahi, Jing Dong Luo, Bao Quan Chen, and Alex K.-Y. Jen, "Electro-optic properties of hybrid solgel doped with a nonlinear chromophore with large hyperpolarizability," Opt. Lett. 30, 117-119 (2005)