10 May 2012 High-speed silicon optical modulator based on a PIPIN diode
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We present the experimental results of an error-free high-speed silicon optical modulator based on carrier depletion in a lateral 1.8 mm-long PIPIN diode embedded in a Mach-Zehnder interferometer. At 10 Gbit/s, the silicon optical modulator provides a large extinction ratio of 8.1 dB simultaneously with a low optical loss of 6 dB. The silicon modulator is a key element required to build and integrate photonic high performance data links.
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Melissa Ziebell, Delphine Marris-Morini, Gilles Rasigade, Jean-Marc Fédéli, Eric Cassan, Guang-Hua Duan, and Laurent Vivien "High-speed silicon optical modulator based on a PIPIN diode", Proc. SPIE 8431, Silicon Photonics and Photonic Integrated Circuits III, 84310V (10 May 2012); doi: 10.1117/12.922933; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.922933
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