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Maximally confined silicon microphotonic modulators and switches

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4 Author(s)
Watts, M.R. ; Sandia Nat. Labs., Albuquerque, NM ; Trotter, D.C. ; Young, R.W. ; Lentine, A.L.

We demonstrate a 4 mum silicon microdisk modulator with a reverse-biased, vertical p-n junction. The modulator demonstrates a power consumption of 85 fJ/bit at a data rate of 10 Gb/s, 3.5 V drive, BER<10-12, and without signal pre-emphasis. High-speed silicon bandpass switches are constructed from pairs of modulators.

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IEEE Lasers and Electro-Optics Society, 2008. LEOS 2008. 21st Annual Meeting of the

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9-13 Nov. 2008