Second-generation approach to all-organic modulators based on intrinsically polar self-assembled molecular superlattices

Y. G. Zhao, S. Chang, A. Wu, H. L. Lu, S. T. Ho, M. E. Van der Boom, T. J. Marks

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Intrinsically acentric self-assembled superlattices (SASs) have been directly grown in a layer-by-layer process on the commercially available polymer Cyclotene™. Using the high-temperature/high-transparency fluoropolyether Cytop™ as a cladding layer, the SAS films have been used to successfully fabricate traveling-wave electro-optic (EO) modulators, demonstrating a straightforward approach toward "all-organic" modulators.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)298-299
Number of pages2
JournalOptical Engineering
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Feb 1 2003



  • Electro-optics
  • Modulators
  • Self-assembled films
  • Thin film devices

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Engineering(all)

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