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Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics
Baltimore, Maryland United States
May 22, 2005
ISBN: 1-55752-770-9
Active Silicon Devices (CMG)

High-Speed Electrical Modulator in High-Index-Contrast (HIC) Si-Waveguides

Fuwan Gan and Franz X. Kärtner

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A CMOS-compatible Mach-Zehnder modulator based on strongly forward biased PIN-diodes is proposed, resulting in small signal modulation bandwidths beyond 20GHz, a figure of merit of VπL = 0.5V·cm and an insertion loss of about 4dB.

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OCIS Codes
(230.0230) Optical devices : Optical devices
(230.2090) Optical devices : Electro-optical devices
(230.4110) Optical devices : Modulators

F. Gan and F. X. Kärtner, "High-Speed Electrical Modulator in High-Index-Contrast (HIC) Si-Waveguides," in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics/Quantum Electronics and Laser Science and Photonic Applications Systems Technologies, Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2005), paper CMG1.

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