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Optics Express

  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 22, Iss. 12 — Jun. 16, 2014
  • pp: 14610–14616

Very-low-voltage operation of Mach-Zehnder interferometer-type electroabsorption modulator using asymmetric couplers

Y. Ueda, T. Fujisawa, S. Kanazawa, W. Kobayashi, K. Takahata, and H. Ishii  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 22, Issue 12, pp. 14610-14616 (2014)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.22.014610


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Abstract

We have proposed and developed a new type of electroabsorption modulator (EAM) that employs both optical absorption and interferometric extinction. The EAM operates at a record low voltage of 0.2 V at 25.8-Gbit/s modulation, which can reduce optical transmitter power consumption and allows the adoption of cost-effective CMOS drivers.

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OCIS Codes
(130.5990) Integrated optics : Semiconductors
(230.4205) Optical devices : Multiple quantum well (MQW) modulators

ToC Category:
Integrated Optics

History
Original Manuscript: February 28, 2014
Revised Manuscript: April 13, 2014
Manuscript Accepted: April 16, 2014
Published: June 6, 2014

Citation
Y. Ueda, T. Fujisawa, S. Kanazawa, W. Kobayashi, K. Takahata, and H. Ishii, "Very-low-voltage operation of Mach-Zehnder interferometer-type electroabsorption modulator using asymmetric couplers," Opt. Express 22, 14610-14616 (2014)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-22-12-14610


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