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24 October 2005 InP-based high-speed Mach-Zehnder modulator
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We propose a novel InP-based traveling-wave electrode Mach-Zehnder modulator. It has an n-i-n isotype heterostructure to reduce both electrical signal loss and the optical loss caused by the p- type cladding layer. This device provides a large modulation bandwidth of more than 40 GHz. We have also developed a compact push-pull driven modulator module. We obtained error-free operation for a 40-Gbit/s NRZ signal in a push-pull configuration with a very low driving voltage of 1.3 Vpp. We also confirmed that the modulator has low chirp characteristics by demonstrating a 100-km SMF transmission with a penalty of less than 1.5 dB for a 10-Gbit/s NRZ signal.
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N. Kikuchi, K. Tsuzuki, E. Yamada, H. Yasaka, and T. Ishibashi "InP-based high-speed Mach-Zehnder modulator", Proc. SPIE 6014, Active and Passive Optical Components for WDM Communications V, 601409 (24 October 2005); https://doi.org/10.1117/12.630438
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