Ultra-High-Speed Deeply Etched Electrooptic Polymer Modulator

Gorman, Terry and Haxha, Shyqyri and Ademgil, Huseyin and Ju, J.J. (2008) Ultra-High-Speed Deeply Etched Electrooptic Polymer Modulator. IEEE Journal of Quantum Electronics, 44 (11-12). pp. 1180-1187. ISSN 0018-9197. (The full text of this publication is not available from this repository)

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Abstract

In this paper, we present a novel ultra-high-speed polymer-based electrooptic modulator that incorporates high permittivity material cladding on the side walls of the device. We show that by packing the side walls of the modulator with this material and varying the width of the dielectric stack and electrodes that broadband operation can be achieved while maintaining a very low drive voltage in a compact device. Initially, a quasi-TEM analysis is undertaken in order to determine the modulators response to topographical variation followed by a full-wave analysis on the optimized device. The full-wave analysis is employed in order to determine any frequency dispersion effects with respect to the modulators characteristic impedance Z(c), microwave effective index N-m, microwave and dielectric losses a. and ad and the half-wave voltage-length product V pi L.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled keywords: Polymer electrooptic modulator; integrated optics; optical communications; full-wave
Subjects: T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering > TK8300 Optoelectronic devices
Divisions: Faculties > Science Technology and Medical Studies > School of Engineering and Digital Arts > Broadband & Wireless Communications
Depositing User: Suzanne Duffy
Date Deposited: 03 Mar 2009 15:28
Last Modified: 09 Apr 2014 10:35
Resource URI: http://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/15121 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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