29 August 2017 Ultrahigh-speed compound semiconductor mode-converters
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Proceedings Volume 10313, Opto-Canada: SPIE Regional Meeting on Optoelectronics, Photonics, and Imaging; 103134T (2017) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2283969
Event: Opto-Canada: SPIE Regional Meeting on Optoelectronics, Photonics, and Imaging, 2002, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Abstract
JGKB Photonics Inc. and the University of British Columbia present recent results for an alternative type of electro- optic modulator, the integrated-optic mode-converter [1]. The integrated-optic mode-converter has the potential to bring the drive-voltage of electro-optic modulators down to the 3 to 4 V range while preserving the benefits typically associated with LiNbO3-based integrated-optic Mach-Zehnders, e.g., low insertion loss and low chirp, and while being fabricated in compound semiconductors such as GaAs or possibly InP (i.e., these devices are based on mature, stable semiconductor technologies). Such devices are shown to operate at ultrahigh-speed, having electro- optic bandwidths in excess of 40 GHz.
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Nicolas A. F. Jaeger, Nicolas A. F. Jaeger, } "Ultrahigh-speed compound semiconductor mode-converters", Proc. SPIE 10313, Opto-Canada: SPIE Regional Meeting on Optoelectronics, Photonics, and Imaging, 103134T (29 August 2017); doi: 10.1117/12.2283969; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2283969
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