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Optics Express

  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 21, Iss. 13 — Jul. 1, 2013
  • pp: 16210–16221

Matching p-i-n-junctions and optical modes enables fast and ultra-small silicon modulators

Stefan Meister, Hanjo Rhee, Aws Al-Saadi, Bülent A. Franke, Sebastian Kupijai, Christoph Theiss, Lars Zimmermann, Bernd Tillack, Harald H. Richter, Hui Tian, David Stolarek, Thomas Schneider, Ulrike Woggon, and Hans J. Eichler  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 21, Issue 13, pp. 16210-16221 (2013)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.21.016210


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Abstract

In this article a new method is presented that allows for low loss implementation of fast carrier transport structures in diffraction limited photonic crystal resonators. We utilize a ‘node-matched doping’ process in which precise silicon doping results in comb-like shaped, highly-doped diode areas that are matched to the spatial field distribution of the optical modes of a Fabry-Pérot resonator. While the doping is only applied to areas with low optical field strength, the intrinsic diode region overlaps with an optical field maximum. The presented node-matched diode-modulators, combining small size, high-speed, thermal stability and energy-efficient switching could become the centerpiece for monolithically integrated transceivers.

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OCIS Codes
(060.4510) Fiber optics and optical communications : Optical communications
(130.0250) Integrated optics : Optoelectronics
(130.3120) Integrated optics : Integrated optics devices
(130.5296) Integrated optics : Photonic crystal waveguides
(130.4110) Integrated optics : Modulators

ToC Category:
Integrated Optics

History
Original Manuscript: May 3, 2013
Revised Manuscript: June 21, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: June 21, 2013
Published: June 28, 2013

Citation
Stefan Meister, Hanjo Rhee, Aws Al-Saadi, Bülent A. Franke, Sebastian Kupijai, Christoph Theiss, Lars Zimmermann, Bernd Tillack, Harald H. Richter, Hui Tian, David Stolarek, Thomas Schneider, Ulrike Woggon, and Hans J. Eichler, "Matching p-i-n-junctions and optical modes enables fast and ultra-small silicon modulators," Opt. Express 21, 16210-16221 (2013)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-21-13-16210


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