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Optics Express

  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 21, Iss. 25 — Dec. 16, 2013
  • pp: 30350–30357

Low power 50 Gb/s silicon traveling wave Mach-Zehnder modulator near 1300 nm

Matthew Streshinsky, Ran Ding, Yang Liu, Ari Novack, Yisu Yang, Yangjin Ma, Xiaoguang Tu, Edward Koh Sing Chee, Andy Eu-Jin Lim, Patrick Guo-Qiang Lo, Tom Baehr-Jones, and Michael Hochberg  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 21, Issue 25, pp. 30350-30357 (2013)

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The wavelength band near 1300 nm is attractive for many telecommunications applications, yet there are few results in silicon that demonstrate high-speed modulation in this band. We present the first silicon modulator to operate at 50 Gbps near 1300 nm. We demonstrate an open eye at this speed using a differential 1.5 Vpp signal at 0 V reverse bias, achieving an energy efficiency of 450 fJ/bit.

© 2013 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(130.3120) Integrated optics : Integrated optics devices
(250.3140) Optoelectronics : Integrated optoelectronic circuits
(250.7360) Optoelectronics : Waveguide modulators

ToC Category:
Integrated Optics

Original Manuscript: October 4, 2013
Revised Manuscript: November 18, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: November 19, 2013
Published: December 3, 2013

Matthew Streshinsky, Ran Ding, Yang Liu, Ari Novack, Yisu Yang, Yangjin Ma, Xiaoguang Tu, Edward Koh Sing Chee, Andy Eu-Jin Lim, Patrick Guo-Qiang Lo, Tom Baehr-Jones, and Michael Hochberg, "Low power 50 Gb/s silicon traveling wave Mach-Zehnder modulator near 1300 nm," Opt. Express 21, 30350-30357 (2013)

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