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Opt Express. 2011 Jan 17;19(2):1455-60. doi: 10.1364/OE.19.001455.

Forty Gb/s hybrid silicon Mach-Zehnder modulator with low chirp.

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Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of California Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, California 93106, USA. hwchen@ece.ucsb

Abstract

We demonstrate a hybrid silicon modulator operating up to 40 Gb/s with 11.4 dB extinction ratio. The modulator has voltage-length product of 2.4 V-mm and chirp of -0.75 over the entire bias range. As a switch, it has a switching time less than 20 ps.

PMID:
21263687
DOI:
10.1364/OE.19.001455
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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