System effects of three micro-ring modulators are investigated. Dual-waveguide-structure, modulating a RZ signal, is the optimal modulator with 10-dB higher Q-factor. By detuning the modulator and reducing chirp, Q-factor is further increased by 3-dB.
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L. Zhang, Y. Li, J. Yang, B. Zhang, R. Beausoleil, and A. E. Willner, " Performance and Design Guidelines for Silicon-Based Micro-Ring Modulators in 10-Gbit/s Systems," in Optical Fiber Communication Conference and Exposition and The National Fiber Optic Engineers Conference, OSA Technical Digest Series (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2007), paper JWA39.
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