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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 19, Iss. 2 — Jan. 17, 2011
  • pp: 1455–1460

Forty Gb/s hybrid silicon Mach-Zehnder modulator with low chirp

Hui-Wen Chen, Jonathan D. Peters, and John E. Bowers  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 19, Issue 2, pp. 1455-1460 (2011)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.19.001455


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Abstract

We demonstrate a hybrid silicon modulator operating up to 40 Gb/s with 11.4 dB extinction ratio. The modulator has voltage-length product of 2.4 V-mm and chirp of −0.75 over the entire bias range. As a switch, it has a switching time less than 20 ps.

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OCIS Codes
(250.5300) Optoelectronics : Photonic integrated circuits
(250.7360) Optoelectronics : Waveguide modulators
(250.4110) Optoelectronics : Modulators

ToC Category:
Optoelectronics

History
Original Manuscript: December 3, 2010
Revised Manuscript: January 10, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: January 11, 2011
Published: January 12, 2011

Citation
Hui-Wen Chen, Jonathan D. Peters, and John E. Bowers, "Forty Gb/s hybrid silicon Mach-Zehnder modulator with low chirp," Opt. Express 19, 1455-1460 (2011)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-19-2-1455


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