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Silicon Photonic Modulators for Low-power Applications

Author: Palmer, Robert
Source: Directory of Open Access Books
Publisher: KIT Scientific Publishing
ISBN: 9783731503866
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In this book, silicon photonic integrated circuits are combined with electro-optic organic materials for realizing energy-efficient modulators with unprecedented performance. These silicon-organic hybrid Mach-Zehnder modulators feature a compact size, sub-Volt drive voltages, and they support data rates up to 84 Gbit/s. In addition, a wet chemical waveguide fabrication scheme and an efficient fiber-chip coupling scheme are presented.