The electro-optic modulator with the novel structure combining ridge structure and T-type electrode is given. Integrating T-type electrode structure and ridge wave guide structure should realize phase velocity matching, reduce effectively electrode loss and improve the performance and bandwidth of the modulator. The design structure is analyzed and optimized by the finite-element method.
© 2005 Chinese Optics Letters
(060.4080) Fiber optics and optical communications : Modulation
(060.4510) Fiber optics and optical communications : Optical communications
(230.0230) Optical devices : Optical devices
(230.4110) Optical devices : Modulators
Zhihui Gao, Qingyun Gan, Junkang Wan, and Lexing Chen, "Design of novel broadband electro-optic modulator," Chin. Opt. Lett. 3, S343-S345 (2005)