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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 20, Iss. 14 — Jul. 2, 2012
  • pp: 15079–15085

High-speed silicon modulator based on cascaded microring resonators

Yingtao Hu, Xi Xiao, Hao Xu, Xianyao Li, Kang Xiong, Zhiyong Li, Tao Chu, Yude Yu, and Jinzhong Yu  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 20, Issue 14, pp. 15079-15085 (2012)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.20.015079


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Abstract

A high-speed silicon modulator based on cascaded double microring resonators is demonstrated in this paper. The proposed modulator experimentally achieved 40 Gbit/s modulation with an extinction ratio of 3.9 dB. Enhancement of the modulator achieves with an ultra-high optical bandwidth of 0.41 nm, corresponding to 51 GHz, was accomplished by using cascaded double ring structure. The described modulator can provides an ultra-high-speed optical modulation with a further improvement in electrical bandwidth of the device.

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OCIS Codes
(130.0130) Integrated optics : Integrated optics
(130.0250) Integrated optics : Optoelectronics
(130.4110) Integrated optics : Modulators

ToC Category:
Integrated Optics

History
Original Manuscript: May 3, 2012
Revised Manuscript: June 8, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: June 11, 2012
Published: June 20, 2012

Citation
Yingtao Hu, Xi Xiao, Hao Xu, Xianyao Li, Kang Xiong, Zhiyong Li, Tao Chu, Yude Yu, and Jinzhong Yu, "High-speed silicon modulator based on cascaded microring resonators," Opt. Express 20, 15079-15085 (2012)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-20-14-15079


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