Silicon Mach-Zehnder modulators with reduced series resistance in lateral PN junction rib-waveguide phase shifters are characterized in eye-diagram measurements. The modulators reveal extinction ratio beyond 10dB at 10.0-12.5Gbps, approaching lithium-niobate modulators in high-speed performance.
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K. Ogawa, K. Goi, Y. T. Tan, T. Liow, X. Tu, Q. Fang, G. Lo, and D. Kwong, "Silicon Mach-Zehnder Modulator of Extinction Ratio beyond 10dB at 10.0-12.5Gbps," in 37th European Conference and Exposition on Optical Communications, OSA Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2011), paper We.10.P1.28.
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