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Optical Fiber Communication Conference
San Diego, California United States
February 24-28, 2008
ISBN: 978-1-55752-859-9
Modulators (OThC)

Periodic Loading and Selective Undercut Etching for High-Impedance Traveling-Wave Electroabsorption Modulators

Matthew M. Dummer, Jonathan Klamkin, Erik J. Norberg, James W. Raring, Anna Tauke-Pedretti, and Larry A. Coldren

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For the first time, selective undercut etching and periodically loaded electrodes are combined to improve impedance and velocity matching for traveling-wave electroabsorption modulators. These devices are fabricated in a platform compatible with widely tunable lasers.

© 2008 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(230.0230) Optical devices : Optical devices
(230.7020) Optical devices : Traveling-wave devices
(250.0250) Optoelectronics : Optoelectronics
(250.7360) Optoelectronics : Waveguide modulators

M. M. Dummer, J. Klamkin, E. J. Norberg, J. W. Raring, A. Tauke-Pedretti, and L. A. Coldren, "Periodic Loading and Selective Undercut Etching for High-Impedance Traveling-Wave Electroabsorption Modulators," in Optical Fiber Communication Conference/National Fiber Optic Engineers Conference, OSA Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2008), paper OThC6.

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