OSA's Digital Library

Journal of Lightwave Technology

Journal of Lightwave Technology

| A JOINT IEEE/OSA PUBLICATION

  • Vol. 26, Iss. 5 — Mar. 1, 2008
  • pp: 608–615

InP-Based Mach–Zehnder Modulator With Capacitively Loaded Traveling-Wave Electrodes

Suguru Akiyama, Hiroaki Itoh, Shigeaki Sekiguchi, Shinichi Hirose, Tatsuya Takeuchi, Akito Kuramata, and Tsuyoshi Yamamoto

Journal of Lightwave Technology, Vol. 26, Issue 5, pp. 608-615 (2008)


View Full Text Article

Acrobat PDF (629 KB)





Browse Journals / Lookup Meetings

Browse by Journal and Year


   


Lookup Conference Papers

Close Browse Journals / Lookup Meetings

Article Tools

Share
Citations
  • Export Citation/Save Click for help

Abstract

InP-based Mach–Zehnder modulators with capacitively loaded traveling-wave electrodes (CL-TWEs), which have segmented structures along the optical waveguides, are presented. Devices with various structural parameters for gap length (the length between adjacent segmented phase modulators) and total active length were fabricated and investigated both optically and electrically. Excellent characteristics such as characteristic impedance matching to 50 Ω and low electrical propagation losses were obtained. Using the optimum structures, 40- and 10-Gb/s large signal operations were successfully performed with peak-to-peak driving voltages of 3.0 and 1.2 V, respectively. The effects of structural parameters, such as gap length and total active length on electrical and optical modulation properties, are discussed.

© 2008 IEEE

Citation
Suguru Akiyama, Hiroaki Itoh, Shigeaki Sekiguchi, Shinichi Hirose, Tatsuya Takeuchi, Akito Kuramata, and Tsuyoshi Yamamoto, "InP-Based Mach–Zehnder Modulator With Capacitively Loaded Traveling-Wave Electrodes," J. Lightwave Technol. 26, 608-615 (2008)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/jlt/abstract.cfm?URI=jlt-26-5-608

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Citation lists with outbound citation links are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

If you are accessing the full text through a member bundle, please use the Enhanced HTML link to gain access to the citation lists and other restricted features. Note that accessing both the PDF and HTML versions of an article will count as only one download against your account.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Log in to access OSA Member Subscription

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Cited by links are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

If you are accessing the full text through a member bundle, please use the Enhanced HTML link to gain access to the citation lists and other restricted features. Note that accessing both the PDF and HTML versions of an article will count as only one download against your account.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Log in to access OSA Member Subscription

« Previous Article  |  Next Article »

OSA is a member of CrossRef.

CrossCheck Deposited