Pockel's coefficient enhancement of poled electro-optic polymers with a hybrid organic-inorganic sol-gel cladding layer

Christopher T. DeRose, Y. Enami, C. Loychik, R. A. Norwood, D. Mathine, M. Fallahi, N. Peyghambarian, J. D. Luo, A. K.Y. Jen, M. Kathaperumal, M. Yamamoto

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Abstract

Ultraefficient poling of electro-optic polymers is reported using an organically modified sol-gel cladding layer. This poling technique has resulted in a Pockel's coefficient enhancement of up to a factor of 2.5, going from 26 pm/V when poled without a sol-gel cladding to 65 pm/V when optimally poled with a sol-gel cladding. The poling process directly applies to a previously reported hybrid electro-optic polymer/sol-gel waveguide modulator and may have applications in other poled polymer based devices.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number131102
JournalApplied Physics Letters
Volume89
Issue number13
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 6 2006

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  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)

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