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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 18, Iss. 17 — Aug. 16, 2010
  • pp: 18235–18242

Ultra-low voltage, ultra-small mode volume silicon microring modulator

Sasikanth Manipatruni, Kyle Preston, Long Chen, and Michal Lipson  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 18, Issue 17, pp. 18235-18242 (2010)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.18.018235


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Abstract

We show GHz modulation in a 2.5 µm radius silicon micro-ring, with only 150 mV peak-peak drive voltage and an electro-optic modal volume of only 2 µm3. The swing voltage and the micro-ring modulator are the smallest demonstrations so-far in silicon. The presented approach lays the ground work for a new class of high speed low voltage modulators enabling, seamless integration of nanophotonics with low voltage digital CMOS nano-electronics.

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OCIS Codes
(230.3120) Optical devices : Integrated optics devices
(250.3140) Optoelectronics : Integrated optoelectronic circuits
(230.4555) Optical devices : Coupled resonators
(250.6715) Optoelectronics : Switching

ToC Category:
Integrated Optics

History
Original Manuscript: June 29, 2010
Revised Manuscript: July 24, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: July 25, 2010
Published: August 9, 2010

Citation
Sasikanth Manipatruni, Kyle Preston, Long Chen, and Michal Lipson, "Ultra-low voltage, ultra-small mode volume silicon microring modulator," Opt. Express 18, 18235-18242 (2010)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-18-17-18235


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