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Low-voltage, high-extinction-ratio, Mach-Zehnder silicon optical modulator for CMOS compatible integration

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10 Author(s)
Jianfeng Ding ; State Key Laboratory on Integrated Optoelectronics and Optoelectronic System Laboratory, Institute of Semiconductors, Chinese Academy of Sciences, P. O. Box 912, Beijing 100083, China ; Hongtao Chen ; Lin Yang ; Lei Zhang
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We demonstrate a carrier-depletion optical modulator with the driving voltage swing of 2 V and the extinction ratio of 12.79 dB at 12.5 Gbit/s. Even the driving voltage is reduced to 1 V, the the device still has an extinction ratio of 7.67 dB.

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2012 Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (CLEO)

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6-11 May 2012