Accession Number : ADA332811

Title :   Polymer-Based Integrated Photonic Devices for Highly Parallel Optical Interconnects

Descriptive Note : Final rept. 1 Jun 94-31 May 97

Corporate Author : TEXAS UNIV AT AUSTIN MICROELECTRONICS RESEARCH CENTER

Personal Author(s) : Lee, Charles ; Chen, Ray T.

PDF Url : ADA332811

Report Date : 31 MAY 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 39

Abstract : We have solved the crosslinker crystallization problem which has been a major bottleneck for several years. A new method of electrooptic measurenment is invented which has the advantage of being able to accurately measure r33 and r13 separately with a high accuracy. A theory of TE-TM mode conversion in tilted-poled NLO waveguides is developed. A new polarization-independent Mach-Zehnder modulator is designed and fabricated by using this theory. This device uses continuous modulation electrodes, thereby allowing the employment of traveling-wave modulation to achieve extremely high speed. Primary polarization-independent devices and directional-coupler devices have been fabricated. Further design and fabrication of new high performance electrooptic devices are under investigation.

Descriptors :   *ELECTROOPTICS, *NONLINEAR OPTICS, POLYMERS, FREQUENCY MODULATION, POLYMETHYL METHACRYLATE, OPTICAL WAVEGUIDES, CROSSLINKING(CHEMISTRY), AZOBENZENES, TRAVELING WAVES.

Subject Categories : Polymer Chemistry
      Electrooptical and Optoelectronic Devices

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE