16 October 2001 Linearized multiple-quantum-well electro-absorption modulator by quantum well intermixing technique
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Proceedings Volume 4602, Semiconductor Optoelectronic Device Manufacturing and Applications; (2001); doi: 10.1117/12.445708
Event: International Symposium on Optoelectonics and Microelectronics, 2001, Nanjing, China
Abstract
In this paper, we propose a new technique to suppress the non- linearity of multiple quantum well (MQW) electro-absorption (EA) modulator, mainly due to an exponential-like transmission characteristics of EA modulator and non-linearity of quantum confined stark effect (QCSE), by intermixing MQW absorption region. Optical properties and its dependence on applied bias voltages of intermixed InGaAs/InGaAsP MQW absorption region, such as transition energy and gain (or absorption) spectrum have been calculated by solving Luttinger-Kohn Hamiltonian. It has been shown that the transfer function of a MQW-EA modulator can be tailored by introducing differently intermixed regions along the waveguide direction. It has been also shown that proposed technique can suppress IMD2 (2nd order intermodulation distortion) by 39.6 dB and enhance spurious free dynamic range (SFDR) by a 3.6 dB by choosing proper combination of interdiffusion lengths and waveguide lengths.
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Won Jun Choi, Woon Sik Kim, Il Ki Han, Yong Ju Park, Eun Kyu Kim, Jung Il Lee, Jong Chang Yi, "Linearized multiple-quantum-well electro-absorption modulator by quantum well intermixing technique", Proc. SPIE 4602, Semiconductor Optoelectronic Device Manufacturing and Applications, (16 October 2001); doi: 10.1117/12.445708; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.445708
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