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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 34, Iss. 5 — Mar. 1, 2009
  • pp: 602–604

Capacitor-embedded 0.54 pJ bit silicon-slot photonic crystal waveguide modulator

Xiaonan Chen, Yun-Sheng Chen, Yang Zhao, Wei Jiang, and Ray T. Chen  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 34, Issue 5, pp. 602-604 (2009)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.34.000602


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Abstract

A high-speed compact silicon modulator based on the lateral capacitor configuration is experimentally demonstrated with low-power consumption and 3 dB modulation depth. The capacitor layout is introduced to scale down the total modulator capacitance to 30 × 10 15 F , which effectively reduces the rf power consumption to 0.54 pJ bit . Exploiting the slow group velocity of light in the slot photonic crystal waveguides, the device reported herein exhibits higher modulation efficiency than conventional capacitor modulator and provides a V π L figure of merit of 0.18 V cm at the wavelength of 1548 nm .

© 2009 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(310.2790) Thin films : Guided waves
(130.5296) Integrated optics : Photonic crystal waveguides
(200.6715) Optics in computing : Switching

ToC Category:
Integrated Optics

History
Original Manuscript: September 3, 2008
Revised Manuscript: November 25, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: December 10, 2008
Published: February 24, 2009

Citation
Xiaonan Chen, Yun-Sheng Chen, Yang Zhao, Wei Jiang, and Ray T. Chen, "Capacitor-embedded 0.54 pJ/bit silicon-slot photonic crystal waveguide modulator," Opt. Lett. 34, 602-604 (2009)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-34-5-602

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