We demonstrate 5 Gbps modulation in a 200 μm-length photonic crystal Mach-Zehnder modulator, fabricated using CMOS processes. V<sub>π</sub>L < 0.029 V.cm was observed under DC operation. RF modulation was performed at 2.2 V peak-to-peak.
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H. C. Nguyen, Y. Nakano, M. Shinkawa, N. Ishikura, and T. Baba, "Fast and Compact Silicon Photonic Crystal Modulator," in CLEO:2011 - Laser Applications to Photonic Applications, OSA Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2011), paper CTuN1.