In this Letter, we demonstrate a highly efficient, compact, high-contrast and low-loss silicon slow wave modulator based on a traveling-wave Mach–Zehnder interferometer with two 500 μm long slow wave phase shifters.
© 2012 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: May 23, 2012
Revised Manuscript: July 6, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: July 6, 2012
Published: August 17, 2012
A. Brimont, D. J. Thomson, F. Y. Gardes, J. M. Fedeli, G. T. Reed, J. Martí, and P. Sanchis, "High-contrast 40 Gb/s operation of a 500 μm long silicon carrier-depletion slow wave modulator," Opt. Lett. 37, 3504-3506 (2012)