The fabrication of a hybrid electro-optic polymer (EOP)/sol-gel waveguide modulator by all-wet etching process was discussed. Sol-gel overcladding was used. Optical confinement in the EOP that enables adiabatic transition between the waveguides was also discussed. It was found that hybrid approach has advantages for coupling loss, waveguide and signal stability. The results also show that if thickness of the EOP was increased to 0.9 μm in a laterally confined structure it reduces the V π to 22 V.
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- Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)