Ring-resonator-based silicon optical modulators have tremendous potential for forming compact and power-efficient optical transmitters. In this paper we demonstrate high-speed modulation from a device based upon carrier depletion in a self-aligned pn junction. Furthermore, the role that focused ion beams can play in the error correction of silicon photonic devices is also demonstrated.
© 2013 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: September 28, 2012
Revised Manuscript: December 6, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: December 13, 2012
Published: January 29, 2013
D. J. Thomson, F. Y. Gardes, D. C. Cox, J.-M. Fedeli, G. Z. Mashanovich, and G. T. Reed, "Self-aligned silicon ring resonator optical modulator with focused ion beam error correction," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 30, 445-449 (2013)