Electro-Optic Waveguide Modulator With Low Insertion Loss

Technology #ua10-028

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Nasser Peyghambarian
Professor, Optical Sciences
Robert Norwood
Professor, Optical Sciences
Christopher DeRose
Roland Himmelhuber
Graduate Associate, Research, Optical Sciences
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Amy Phillips
Sr. Licensing Manager (520) 621-9579

Summary: Researchers at the University of Arizona have developed a low-loss electro-optic waveguide using polymer sol gel.  The strip loaded polymer waveguide has two passive regions and one active.

 

Advantages:

-  Low insertion loss

-  Low drive voltage

-  High numerical aperture

-  Long device lifetime

 

Applications:

-  High density optical data storage

-  Dynamic holography

-  Optical image processing

-  Optical computing

-  Phase conjugated mirrors

-  Parallel optical logic

-  Pattern recognition

 

Lead Inventors:  Nasser Peyghambarian & Robert Norwood

 

Status:  Issued Patent No. 7,912,327

 

Contact:  Amy Phillips, amyp@tla.arizona.edu

Refer to case number UA10-028