17 August 2016 Ring resonator-based traveling-wave electro-optic modulator integrated with asymmetric Mach–Zehnder interferometer
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We proposed and theoretically investigated a ring resonator-based traveling-wave electro-optic modulator integrated with asymmetric Mach–Zehnder interferometer (AMZI). The AMZI improved the modulation sensitivity and response of the modulator. A 2.93-fold increase in modulation sensitivity was achieved when compared with conventional Mach–Zehnder (MZ) modulators. A traveling-wave analysis of this modulator was presented for the first time. The simulation results showed that the modulator had superior performance compared to conventional ring modulators and MZ modulators. A modulation up to 275 GHz was achieved in the presence of both microwave loss and velocity mismatch.
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Yu Lu, Xiao-Yang Zhang, Guang Qian, Ruo-Zhou Li, Tong Zhang, "Ring resonator-based traveling-wave electro-optic modulator integrated with asymmetric Mach–Zehnder interferometer," Optical Engineering 55(8), 087105 (17 August 2016). https://doi.org/10.1117/1.OE.55.8.087105 . Submission:
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