In this work, the simplified modeling of silicon phase modulators is presented along with a comparison among different options of modulators. The proposed simplified model enables a substantial reduction in computational effort while maintaining a good accuracy. The presented model is validated against complete 3D-simulations by means of the design of four different modulators. Furthermore, with the help of the model a deep insight on the performances tradeoffs in the choose and design of silicon modulators is provided.
Diego Perez-Galacho, Delphine Marris-Morini, Remco Stoffer, Eric Cassan, Charles Baudot, Twan Korthorst, Frederic Boeuf, and Laurent Vivien, "Simplified model enabling optimization of silicon modulators," Proc. SPIE 10242, Integrated Optics: Physics and Simulations III, 102420I (Presented at SPIE Optics + Optoelectronics: April 25, 2017; Published: 17 May 2017); https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2265792.
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