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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 17, Iss. 23 — Nov. 9, 2009
  • pp: 20783–20793

Silicon dual-ring modulator

Qianfan Xu  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 17, Issue 23, pp. 20783-20793 (2009)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.17.020783


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Abstract

A silicon electro-optic modulator based on coupled microring resonators is proposed. The dual-ring modulator has wide optical bandwidth, high extinction ratio and low insertion loss. A simple integrated circuit connecting the two rings allows for fast modulation speed of >40 Gbit/s. This device has both improved optical and electrical performance over a single-ring modulator. The dual-ring modulator can provide a feedback signal for active control of the modulation wavelength.

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OCIS Codes
(130.3120) Integrated optics : Integrated optics devices
(230.2090) Optical devices : Electro-optical devices
(250.5300) Optoelectronics : Photonic integrated circuits

ToC Category:
Integrated Optics

History
Original Manuscript: July 31, 2009
Revised Manuscript: October 9, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: October 21, 2009
Published: October 28, 2009

Citation
Qianfan Xu, "Silicon dual-ring modulator," Opt. Express 17, 20783-20793 (2009)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-17-23-20783


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