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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 16, Iss. 25 — Dec. 8, 2008
  • pp: 20571–20576

High speed hybrid silicon evanescent Mach-Zehnder modulator and switch

Hui-Wen Chen, Ying-hao Kuo, and John E. Bowers  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 16, Issue 25, pp. 20571-20576 (2008)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.16.020571


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Abstract

We demonstrate the first high speed silicon evanescent Mach Zehnder modulator and switch. The modulator utilizes carrier depletion within AlGaInAs quantum wells to obtain Vπ L of 2 V-mm and clear open eye at 10 Gb/s. The switch exhibits a power penalty of 0.5 dB for all ports at 10 Gb/s modulation.

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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: September 23, 2008
Revised Manuscript: October 31, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: November 4, 2008
Published: November 26, 2008

Citation
Hui-Wen Chen, Ying-hao Kuo, and John E. Bowers, "High speed hybrid silicon evanescent Mach-Zehnder modulator and switch," Opt. Express 16, 20571-20576 (2008)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-16-25-20571


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