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Optics Express

  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 21, Iss. 10 — May. 20, 2013
  • pp: 11869–11876

50-Gb/s ring-resonator-based silicon modulator

Takeshi Baba, Suguru Akiyama, Masahiko Imai, Naoki Hirayama, Hiroyuki Takahashi, Yoshiji Noguchi, Tsuyoshi Horikawa, and Tatsuya Usuki  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 21, Issue 10, pp. 11869-11876 (2013)

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We achieved 50-Gb/s operation of a ring-resonator-based silicon modulator for the first time. The pin-diode phase shifter, which consists of a side-wall-grating waveguide, was loaded into the ring resonator. The forward-biased operation mode was applied, which exhibited a VπL as small as 0.28 V·cm at 25 GHz. The driving voltage and optical insertion loss at 50-Gb/s were 1.96 Vpp and 5.2 dB, respectively.

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OCIS Codes
(200.4650) Optics in computing : Optical interconnects
(250.5300) Optoelectronics : Photonic integrated circuits
(250.7360) Optoelectronics : Waveguide modulators
(250.4110) Optoelectronics : Modulators

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Original Manuscript: March 15, 2013
Revised Manuscript: May 2, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: May 2, 2013
Published: May 8, 2013

Takeshi Baba, Suguru Akiyama, Masahiko Imai, Naoki Hirayama, Hiroyuki Takahashi, Yoshiji Noguchi, Tsuyoshi Horikawa, and Tatsuya Usuki, "50-Gb/s ring-resonator-based silicon modulator," Opt. Express 21, 11869-11876 (2013)

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