Fabrication of optical characterization of thermally stable electro-optic polymer using polycyanurate

Toshiaki Hirata, Akihiro Kaneko, Kyoji Komatsu, Okihiro Sugihara, Toshikuni Kaino

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Abstract

Electro-optic (EO) polymer is a promising material for high-speed optical modulator. To improve the thermal stability after poling process, polycyanurate (PCN) was used as a host polymer of host-guest EO material. To fabricate a single mode waveguide, reflective index difference between core and cladding should be in the order of 10-3. To control the reflective indices, copolymers of two types PCN, hydrogen type and fluorine type, were synthesized for cladding material. Reflective index varied from 1.51 to 1.59 depending the on the fraction of PCN-H of copolymer with PCN-F. It suggests that reflective index difference between core and cladding could be precisely controlled. Optical waveguide using PCN was fabricated by hot embossing method that reduces steps for fabricating single mode waveguide. Optical propagation through the waveguide was confirmed by the near field pattern.

Original languageEnglish
Pages4706-4707
Number of pages2
Publication statusPublished - 2006 Dec 1
Event55th Society of Polymer Science Japan Symposium on Macromolecules - Toyama, Japan
Duration: 2006 Sep 202006 Sep 22

Other

Other55th Society of Polymer Science Japan Symposium on Macromolecules
Country/TerritoryJapan
CityToyama
Period06/9/2006/9/22

Keywords

  • Electro-optic effect
  • Electro-optic polymer
  • Poling
  • Polycyanurate

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)

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