Traveling wave electro-optic phase modulators based on intrinsically polar self-assembled chromophoric superlattices

Y. G. Zhao, A. Wu, H. L. Lu, S. Chang, W. K. Lu, S. T. Ho, Milko van der Boom, Tobin J Marks

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Traveling-wave electro-optic modulators based on chromophoric self-assembled superlattices (SASs) possessing intrinsically polar microstructures have been designed and fabricated. Although the thickness of the SAS layer is only ∼ 150 nm, a π-phase shift is clearly observed. From the measured Vπ value, the effective electro-optic coefficient of the SAS film is determined to be ∼ 21.8 pm/V at an input wavelength of 1064 nm.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)587-589
Number of pages3
JournalApplied Physics Letters
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - Jul 30 2001


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  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)

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