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  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 22, Iss. 7 — Apr. 7, 2014
  • pp: 8765–8778

Electro-optic modulator based on a photonic crystal slab with electro-optic polymer cladding

Yonghao Gao, Xinnan Huang, and Xingsheng Xu  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 22, Issue 7, pp. 8765-8778 (2014)

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A type of modulator based on a shallow-etched photonic crystal (PC) slab of silicon-on-insulator material with electro-optic (EO) polymer cladding is designed and investigated. The transmission spectra of the PC slab with the EO polymer are calculated using a finite-difference time-domain method. The band structure and the field distribution of the guided mode resonance are calculated and analyzed. The modulation voltage and bandwidth of the hybrid modulator are simulated. It is shown that flexible designs of low-voltage modulation (0.2 V) or high-bandwidth modulation (62 GHz) can be obtained with the hybrid modulator.

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OCIS Codes
(160.5298) Materials : Photonic crystals
(250.4110) Optoelectronics : Modulators

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Original Manuscript: January 28, 2014
Revised Manuscript: March 16, 2014
Manuscript Accepted: March 16, 2014
Published: April 4, 2014

Yonghao Gao, Xinnan Huang, and Xingsheng Xu, "Electro-optic modulator based on a photonic crystal slab with electro-optic polymer cladding," Opt. Express 22, 8765-8778 (2014)

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