Accession Number:

ADA451091

Title:

Ultra-Linear Polymer Modulator

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. Aug 2003-Nov 2005

Corporate Author:

LUMERA CORP BOTHELL WA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2006-05-01

Pagination or Media Count:

69.0

Abstract:

Polymer electro-optic modulators with applications to photonic link systems requiring high spur free dynamic range are discussed. Multilayer high microbeta electro-optic polymer modulators were designed, fabricated and tested. The linearized designs include three electrode electro-optic modulators, 3dB coupled directional couplers, Mach Zehnder modulators, dual drive modulators. The problem of bias drift is thoroughly discussed. A 3dB coupled directional coupler with increasing separation between arms splayed was modeled, fabricated and tested as a candidate for a bias free modulator.

Subject Categories:

  • Electrooptical and Optoelectronic Devices
  • Fiber Optics and Integrated Optics
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Polymer Chemistry

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE