Photo-stability measurement of electro-optic polymer waveguides with high intensity at 1550-nm wavelength

Research output: Journal Publications and Reviews (RGC: 21, 22, 62)21_Publication in refereed journalpeer-review

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Author(s)

  • Satsuki Takahashi
  • Bipin Bhola
  • Andrew Yick
  • William H. Steier
  • Dan Jin
  • Raluca Dinu

Detail(s)

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1045-1050
Journal / PublicationJournal of Lightwave Technology
Volume27
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - 15 Apr 2009
Externally publishedYes

Abstract

Photo-stability measurements of electro-optic polymer inverted ridge waveguides, fabricated from AJ-CKL1, AJ416 and LPD-80, are conducted up to 30, 100, and 100 mW of input power coupled into the waveguides respectively. These experiments are performed in a N2 atmosphere to exclude absorbed O2. AJ416 and LPD-80 are found to be stable up to at least 1 MW/cm2 at 1550 nm. In contrast, photo-degradation was observed in an ambient atmosphere with 1 mW (LPD-80) and 10 mW (AJ-CKL1) coupled into the waveguides. 

Research Area(s)

  • Optical polymers, Optical waveguides, Photo-degradation, Photo-stability

Citation Format(s)

Photo-stability measurement of electro-optic polymer waveguides with high intensity at 1550-nm wavelength. / Takahashi, Satsuki; Bhola, Bipin; Yick, Andrew; Steier, William H.; Luo, Jingdong; Jen, Alex K.-Y.; Jin, Dan; Dinu, Raluca.

In: Journal of Lightwave Technology, Vol. 27, No. 8, 15.04.2009, p. 1045-1050.

Research output: Journal Publications and Reviews (RGC: 21, 22, 62)21_Publication in refereed journalpeer-review