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Polymers 2011, 3(4), 1591-1599; doi:10.3390/polym3041591
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Guiding Light in Electro-Optic Polymers

Received: 20 August 2011; Accepted: 20 September 2011 / Published: 26 September 2011
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Polymers for Optical Applications)
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Abstract: Electro-optic polymers have unique photonic, electro-optic and mechanical properties that make them attractive to use in a wide range of devices starting from ultra-high bandwidth light modulators for optical communications to miniature low power components for on-chip optical interconnects. The main building blocks of those devices are optical waveguides, that due to versatility of the polymers can be fabricated as either traditional multi-layer polymer structures, silicon nano-slots filled with the polymer, or dynamically created waveguides based on field-induced guiding. In this paper we cover various types of waveguides and analyze their optimum designs depending on application.
Keywords: electro-optic polymers; waveguides; light modulators electro-optic polymers; waveguides; light modulators
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Pyayt, A.L. Guiding Light in Electro-Optic Polymers. Polymers 2011, 3, 1591-1599.

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Pyayt AL. Guiding Light in Electro-Optic Polymers. Polymers. 2011; 3(4):1591-1599.

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Pyayt, Anna L. 2011. "Guiding Light in Electro-Optic Polymers." Polymers 3, no. 4: 1591-1599.


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