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CLEO: Science and Innovations
San Jose, California United States
May 6-11, 2012
ISBN: 978-1-55752-943-5
Ultrafast Devices (CF2L)

25-Gbps Operation of Silicon p-i-n Mach-Zehnder Optical Modulator with 100-μm-Long Phase Shifter

Takeshi Baba, Suguru Akiyama, Masahiko Imai, Takeshi Akagawa, Masashi Takahashi, Naoki Hirayama, Hiroyuki Takahashi, Yoshiji Noguchi, Hideaki Okayama, Tsuyoshi Horikawa, and Tatsuya Usuki  »View Author Affiliations


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We developed a high-speed Mach-Zehnder modulator with the shortest phase shifter (100-μm length) reported so far. Our modulator exhibited 25-Gbps eye-openings with an extinction ratio of 4.3 dB and on-chip insertion loss of 4.7 dB.

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OCIS Codes
(200.4650) Optics in computing : Optical interconnects
(250.5300) Optoelectronics : Photonic integrated circuits
(250.7360) Optoelectronics : Waveguide modulators

T. Baba, S. Akiyama, M. Imai, T. Akagawa, M. Takahashi, N. Hirayama, H. Takahashi, Y. Noguchi, H. Okayama, T. Horikawa, and T. Usuki, "25-Gbps Operation of Silicon p-i-n Mach-Zehnder Optical Modulator with 100-μm-Long Phase Shifter," in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics 2012, OSA Technical Digest (online) (Optical Society of America, 2012), paper CF2L.3.

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