Slab waveguide-type optical modulators using optically active and nonlinear polymers

Shinzo Muto, Yukiyasu Tatsuzawa, Kiyoshi Ishiyama, Yasuhiro Koike

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A new waveguide-type simple optical modulator, which consists of poly-l-menthylmethacrylate (PMtMA) core with an optical activity and electrically poled polyvinylidene fluoride (PVDF)-polymethylmethacrylate (PMMA) polymer alloy cladding layer, has been studied. This device is based on the TE-TM mode conversion controlled by the cladding nonlinearity. When a high voltage signal was applied to the device, a low-loss optical modulation was obtained at a wavelength of 441.6 nm.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)449-452
Number of pages4
JournalMolecular Crystals and Liquid Crystals Science and Technology Section B: Nonlinear Optics
Issue number1-4
Publication statusPublished - 1999
Externally publishedYes


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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