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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 20, Iss. 24 — Nov. 19, 2012
  • pp: 26411–26423

A 25 Gbps silicon microring modulator based on an interleaved junction

J. C. Rosenberg, W. M. J. Green, S. Assefa, D. M. Gill, T. Barwicz, M. Yang, S. M. Shank, and Y. A. Vlasov  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 20, Issue 24, pp. 26411-26423 (2012)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.20.026411


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Abstract

A silicon microring modulator utilizing an interleaved p-n junction phase shifter with a VπL of 0.76 V-cm and a minimum off-resonance insertion loss of less than 0.2 dB is demonstrated. The modulator operates at 25 Gbps at a drive voltage of 1.6 V and 2-3 dB excess optical insertion loss, conditions which correspond to a power consumption of 471 fJ/bit. Eye diagrams are characterized at up to 40 Gbps, and transmission is demonstrated across more than 10 km of single-mode fiber with minimal signal degradation.

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OCIS Codes
(200.4650) Optics in computing : Optical interconnects
(230.5750) Optical devices : Resonators
(250.7360) Optoelectronics : Waveguide modulators

ToC Category:
Optics in Computing

History
Original Manuscript: September 13, 2012
Revised Manuscript: November 1, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: November 1, 2012
Published: November 8, 2012

Citation
J. C. Rosenberg, W. M. J. Green, S. Assefa, D. M. Gill, T. Barwicz, M. Yang, S. M. Shank, and Y. A. Vlasov, "A 25 Gbps silicon microring modulator based on an interleaved junction," Opt. Express 20, 26411-26423 (2012)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-20-24-26411


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