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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 34, Iss. 21 — Nov. 1, 2009
  • pp: 3277–3279

Bias-free electro-optic polymer-based two-section Y-branch waveguide modulator with 22 dB linearity enhancement

Beomsuk Lee, Cheyun Lin, Xiaolong Wang, Ray T. Chen, Jingdong Luo, and Alex K.Y. Jen  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 34, Issue 21, pp. 3277-3279 (2009)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.34.003277


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Abstract

A bias-free two-section Y-branch directional coupler modulator with high linearity based on domain-inverted modulation is fabricated and tested. 25 wt. % AJLS102/APC is used as an active core layer with an experimentally confirmed device r 33 value of 56 pm V at 1.59 μ m . The fabricated device shows an extinction voltage of 4 V . A two-tone test is performed to demonstrate 64 dB distortion suppression at 25% modulation depth, which is 22 dB higher than a conventional Mach–Zehnder modulator.

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OCIS Codes
(250.2080) Optoelectronics : Polymer active devices
(250.5460) Optoelectronics : Polymer waveguides
(250.4110) Optoelectronics : Modulators

ToC Category:
Optoelectronics

History
Original Manuscript: July 1, 2009
Revised Manuscript: August 17, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: August 24, 2009
Published: October 22, 2009

Citation
Beomsuk Lee, Cheyun Lin, Xiaolong Wang, Ray T. Chen, Jingdong Luo, and Alex K. Y. Jen, "Bias-free electro-optic polymer-based two-section Y-branch waveguide modulator with 22 dB linearity enhancement," Opt. Lett. 34, 3277-3279 (2009)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-34-21-3277

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