High Speed Performance of Electrooptic Polymer Modulator Devices in Advanced Optical Communication Systems
Electro-optic polymer modulator devices have been extensively studied and explored during the last few years. They have intrinsic advantages over conventional materials such as high-speed operation, compatibility with other materials and substrates, and the ability to make complex configurations and arrays. On the other hand, there have been problems with thermal stability, power handling, and drift. These problems are currently the subject of intense research and must be solved before commercial devices become available. This paper has been deeply investigated the high-speed performance of polymer electro-optic modulator devices in advanced optical communication systems over wide range of the affecting parameters.