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15 June 2001 Polymetric waveguide beam deflector for electro-optic switching
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Proceedings Volume 4279, Organic Photonic Materials and Devices III; (2001)
Event: Symposium on Integrated Optics, 2001, San Jose, CA, United States
We fabricated and demonstrated a beam deflector implemented in an electro-optic polymer planar waveguide. An array of prism- shaped electrodes formed on the top of the waveguide induces selective refractive index change in the core polymer layer, which results in the tilt of the propagation direction of the guided beam. Waveguide beam deflectors have potential applications in the emerging photonics technologies such as optical storage systems, optical phased array antenna, and optical switching. The deflection sensitivity of 28 mrad/kV, and the maximum deflection angle of +/- 8.4 mrad at +/- 300 V were obtained for this first demonstrated device.
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Jin-ha Kim, Lin Sun, Chiou-Hung Jang, Dechang An, John Martin Taboada, Qingjun Zhou, Xuejun Lu, Ray T. Chen, Bulang Li, Xinghua Han, Suning Tang, Hua Zhang, William H. Steier, Albert S. Ren, and Larry Raymond Dalton "Polymetric waveguide beam deflector for electro-optic switching", Proc. SPIE 4279, Organic Photonic Materials and Devices III, (15 June 2001);


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