Alignment-free fabrication of a hybrid electro-optic polymer/ion-exchange glass coplanar modulator

Ismail Emre Araci, Roland Himmelhuber, Chris T. DeRose, J. D. Luo, A. K Y Jen, Robert A Norwood, Nasser N Peyghambarian

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

12 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

A hybrid electro-optic (EO) polymer phase modulator with a 6 μm coplanar electrode gap was realized on ion exchange glass substrates. The critical alignment steps which may be required for hybrid optoelectronic devices were eliminated with a simple alignment-free fabrication technique. The low loss adiabatic transition from glass to EO polymer waveguide was enabled by gray scale patterning of novel EO polymer, AJLY. Total insertion loss of 5 dB and electrode gap of 8 μm was obtained for an optimized device design. EO polymer poling at 135 °C and 75 V/μm was demonstrated for the first time on a phosphate glass substrate and was enabled by the sol-gel buffer layer.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)21038-21046
Number of pages9
JournalOptics Express
Volume18
Issue number20
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 27 2010

Fingerprint

electro-optics
modulators
alignment
fabrication
glass
polymers
ions
electrodes
gray scale
optoelectronic devices
insertion loss
phosphates
buffers
gels
waveguides

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics

Cite this

Alignment-free fabrication of a hybrid electro-optic polymer/ion-exchange glass coplanar modulator. / Araci, Ismail Emre; Himmelhuber, Roland; DeRose, Chris T.; Luo, J. D.; Jen, A. K Y; Norwood, Robert A; Peyghambarian, Nasser N.

In: Optics Express, Vol. 18, No. 20, 27.09.2010, p. 21038-21046.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Araci, Ismail Emre ; Himmelhuber, Roland ; DeRose, Chris T. ; Luo, J. D. ; Jen, A. K Y ; Norwood, Robert A ; Peyghambarian, Nasser N. / Alignment-free fabrication of a hybrid electro-optic polymer/ion-exchange glass coplanar modulator. In: Optics Express. 2010 ; Vol. 18, No. 20. pp. 21038-21046.
@article{7494bcc72a4d4fddb7eefa7ec49867af,
title = "Alignment-free fabrication of a hybrid electro-optic polymer/ion-exchange glass coplanar modulator",
abstract = "A hybrid electro-optic (EO) polymer phase modulator with a 6 μm coplanar electrode gap was realized on ion exchange glass substrates. The critical alignment steps which may be required for hybrid optoelectronic devices were eliminated with a simple alignment-free fabrication technique. The low loss adiabatic transition from glass to EO polymer waveguide was enabled by gray scale patterning of novel EO polymer, AJLY. Total insertion loss of 5 dB and electrode gap of 8 μm was obtained for an optimized device design. EO polymer poling at 135 °C and 75 V/μm was demonstrated for the first time on a phosphate glass substrate and was enabled by the sol-gel buffer layer.",
author = "Araci, {Ismail Emre} and Roland Himmelhuber and DeRose, {Chris T.} and Luo, {J. D.} and Jen, {A. K Y} and Norwood, {Robert A} and Peyghambarian, {Nasser N}",
year = "2010",
month = "9",
day = "27",
doi = "10.1364/OE.18.021038",
language = "English (US)",
volume = "18",
pages = "21038--21046",
journal = "Optics Express",
issn = "1094-4087",
publisher = "The Optical Society",
number = "20",

}

TY - JOUR

T1 - Alignment-free fabrication of a hybrid electro-optic polymer/ion-exchange glass coplanar modulator

AU - Araci, Ismail Emre

AU - Himmelhuber, Roland

AU - DeRose, Chris T.

AU - Luo, J. D.

AU - Jen, A. K Y

AU - Norwood, Robert A

AU - Peyghambarian, Nasser N

PY - 2010/9/27

Y1 - 2010/9/27

N2 - A hybrid electro-optic (EO) polymer phase modulator with a 6 μm coplanar electrode gap was realized on ion exchange glass substrates. The critical alignment steps which may be required for hybrid optoelectronic devices were eliminated with a simple alignment-free fabrication technique. The low loss adiabatic transition from glass to EO polymer waveguide was enabled by gray scale patterning of novel EO polymer, AJLY. Total insertion loss of 5 dB and electrode gap of 8 μm was obtained for an optimized device design. EO polymer poling at 135 °C and 75 V/μm was demonstrated for the first time on a phosphate glass substrate and was enabled by the sol-gel buffer layer.

AB - A hybrid electro-optic (EO) polymer phase modulator with a 6 μm coplanar electrode gap was realized on ion exchange glass substrates. The critical alignment steps which may be required for hybrid optoelectronic devices were eliminated with a simple alignment-free fabrication technique. The low loss adiabatic transition from glass to EO polymer waveguide was enabled by gray scale patterning of novel EO polymer, AJLY. Total insertion loss of 5 dB and electrode gap of 8 μm was obtained for an optimized device design. EO polymer poling at 135 °C and 75 V/μm was demonstrated for the first time on a phosphate glass substrate and was enabled by the sol-gel buffer layer.

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=77957981868&partnerID=8YFLogxK

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/citedby.url?scp=77957981868&partnerID=8YFLogxK

U2 - 10.1364/OE.18.021038

DO - 10.1364/OE.18.021038

M3 - Article

VL - 18

SP - 21038

EP - 21046

JO - Optics Express

JF - Optics Express

SN - 1094-4087

IS - 20

ER -