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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 35, Iss. 16 — Aug. 15, 2010
  • pp: 2753–2755

40 GHz electro-optic modulation in hybrid silicon–organic slotted photonic crystal waveguides

Jan Hendrik Wülbern, Stefan Prorok, Jan Hampe, Alexander Petrov, Manfred Eich, Jingdong Luo, Alex K.-Y. Jen, Martin Jenett, and Arne Jacob  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 35, Issue 16, pp. 2753-2755 (2010)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.35.002753


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Abstract

In this Letter we demonstrate broadband electro-optic modulation with frequencies of up to 40 GHz in slotted photonic crystal waveguides based on silicon-on-insulator substrates covered and infiltrated with a nonlinear optical polymer. Two-dimensional photonic crystal waveguides in silicon enable integrated optical devices with an ex tremely small geometric footprint on the scale of micrometers. The slotted waveguide design optimizes the overlap of the optical and electric fields in the second-order nonlinear optical medium and, hence, the interaction of the optical and electric waves.

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OCIS Codes
(160.2100) Materials : Electro-optical materials
(190.4710) Nonlinear optics : Optical nonlinearities in organic materials
(160.5293) Materials : Photonic bandgap materials
(130.5296) Integrated optics : Photonic crystal waveguides
(130.4110) Integrated optics : Modulators

ToC Category:
Integrated Optics

History
Original Manuscript: May 13, 2010
Revised Manuscript: July 6, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: July 14, 2010
Published: August 12, 2010

Citation
Jan Hendrik Wülbern, Stefan Prorok, Jan Hampe, Alexander Petrov, Manfred Eich, Jingdong Luo, Alex K.-Y. Jen, Martin Jenett, and Arne Jacob, "40 GHz electro-optic modulation in hybrid silicon–organic slotted photonic crystal waveguides," Opt. Lett. 35, 2753-2755 (2010)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-35-16-2753


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