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26 October 2000 Electro-optic polymer integrated optic devices for space applications
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Recent developments in electro-optic polymer materials and devices have led to new opportunities for integrated optic devices in space environments. The results of numerous tests have indicated that polymer materials have many properties that are suitable to be used in space. These results coupled with recent advances in device and material technology will allow very large bandwidth modulators and switches with drive voltages less than 1 V. At IPITEK, we have already designed and fabricated new polymeric modulators with halfwave voltages less than 0.8 V and a halfwave voltage-interaction product of 2.2 V-cm. The low drive voltage allows electro-optic modulators and switches to be driven directly by high-speed logic devices without the use of broadband amplifiers.
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James H. Bechtel, Weiping Lin, Yongqiang Shi, and Araz Yacoubian "Electro-optic polymer integrated optic devices for space applications", Proc. SPIE 4134, Photonics for Space Environments VII, (26 October 2000);

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