Simple measuring method for electro-optic coefficients in poled polymer waveguides

Winfried H.G. Horsthuis*, Gijs J.M. Krijnen

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A simple measuring technique for the linear electro-optic coefficients in electro-optic waveguides is described. The method is based on the direct evaluation of synchronous angle measurements obtained by prism coupling. No waveguide or electrode patterning is required. A model has been developed in order to simulate the relation between change in synchronous angle and applied electric field across the electro-optic waveguide. The measured values of the electro-optic coefficients in poled polymer waveguides are reported.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)616-618
Number of pages3
JournalApplied physics letters
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 1989

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