We experimentally demonstrate ultracompact Si electro-optic modulators based on horizontal Cu-insulator-Si-insulator-Cu nanoplasmonic waveguides on SOI substrates using standard CMOS technology. A modulator with 1-um-long phase shifter exhibits 9-dB extinction ratio under 6-V/10-kHz voltage swing.
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S. Zhu, G. Lo, and D. Kwong, "Ultracompact Si Electro-Optic Modulator Based on Horizontal Cu-Insulator-Si-Insulator-Cu Nanoplasmonic Waveguide," in Optical Fiber Communication Conference/National Fiber Optic Engineers Conference 2013, OSA Technical Digest (online) (Optical Society of America, 2013), paper OTh1D.5.
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