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CLEO: Science and Innovations
San Jose, California United States
June 8-13, 2014
ISBN: 978-1-55752-999-2
Silicon Photonic Modulators (SM2G)

16QAM Silicon-Organic Hybrid (SOH) Modulator Operating with 0.6 V<sub>pp</sub> and 19 fJ/bit at 112 Gbit/s

Matthias Lauermann, Robert Palmer, Sebastian Koeber, Philipp C. Schindler, Dietmar Korn, Thorsten Wahlbrink, Jens Bolten, Michael Waldow, Delwin L. Elder, Larry R. Dalton, Juerg Leuthold, Wolfgang Freude, and Christian G. Koos  »View Author Affiliations


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We demonstrate a silicon-based 16QAM modulator with a record-low drive voltage of 0.6V<sub>pp</sub> and an energy consumption of 19fJ/bit. The device employs silicon slot waveguides with electro-optic organic cladding and enables data transmission at 112Gbit/s.

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OCIS Codes
(060.4080) Fiber optics and optical communications : Modulation
(250.5300) Optoelectronics : Photonic integrated circuits
(250.7360) Optoelectronics : Waveguide modulators

M. Lauermann, R. Palmer, S. Koeber, P. C. Schindler, D. Korn, T. Wahlbrink, J. Bolten, M. Waldow, D. L. Elder, L. R. Dalton, J. Leuthold, W. Freude, and C. G. Koos, "16QAM Silicon-Organic Hybrid (SOH) Modulator Operating with 0.6 V<sub>pp</sub> and 19 fJ/bit at 112 Gbit/s," in CLEO: 2014, OSA Technical Digest (online) (Optical Society of America, 2014), paper SM2G.6.

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