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Opt Express. 2007 Apr 16;15(8):5069-76.

Silicon microring carrier-injection-based modulators/switches with tunable extinction ratios and OR-logic switching by using waveguide cross-coupling.

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  • 1Photonic Device Laboratory, Department of Electronic and Computer Engineering, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Clear Water Bay, Hong Kong SAR, China.


We demonstrate silicon microring carrier-injection-based modulators/switches with waveguide cross-coupling. We tune the modulator extinction ratio by forward-biasing either the microring or cross-coupled waveguide p-i-n diode, while modulating the other. We also demonstrate OR-logic switching functionality by simultaneously applying two different electrical data streams across the microring and cross-coupled waveguide diodes. For both the modulator and the switch, we observe NRZ pattern-dependent optical waveform distortions.

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