Ultra small electro-optic field probe fabricated by aerosol deposition

Mizuki Iwanami*, Masafumi Nakada, Hiroki Tsuda, Keishi Ohashi, Jun Akedo

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We developed a microscopic electro-optic field probe by directly depositing a lead zircoriate-titariate [PbZr0.3Tio0.7O3] film onto the optical fiber edge using aerosol deposition. Its fabrication process is low-cost and relatively easy because there are no complicated procedures such as fine lithography and etching. The lateral size of the film is 125 μm, which is the same as the diameter of a typical single mode fiber, and the thickness is approximately 5 μm. An RF electro-optic signal was successfully measured over a microstrip line. The capability for detecting GHz range fields is also shown. Because it is very tiny and thin, the developed electro-optic probe has great potential for detailed electrical characterization in the microscopic regions of high performance electronic products such as the interconnecting parts between LSI packages and printed circuit boards and spaces among different LSI chips in a package.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)26-32
Number of pages7
Journalieice electronics express
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2007 Jan 25
Externally publishedYes


  • Aerosol deposition
  • Fiber-edge electro-optic probe
  • Lead zirconate-titanate film

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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