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40 Gb/s high speed silicon modulator for TE and TM polarisation

Gardes, FY, Thomson, DJ and Reed, GT (2011) 40 Gb/s high speed silicon modulator for TE and TM polarisation Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering: Modulators, 7943.

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Abstract

The workhorse of future high speed short reach interconnect technology will be the optical modulator. These devices in silicon have experienced dramatic improvements over the last 6 years and the modulation bandwidth has increased from a few tens of MHz to over 30 GHz. However, the demands of optical interconnects are significant. Hence, the need for devices with compact real estate, broadband characteristics, operating at high speed and working for both polarisation is of outmost importance. Here we describe the approach taken at Surrey to meet these requirements from the early days to the more recent work where some initial data are introduced. The recent all-silicon optical modulator uses a CMOS compatible fabrication and demonstrates high data rate with large extinction ratio for TE and TM polarisations. This technology is not only compatible with conventional complementary MOS (CMOS) processing, but is also intended to facilitate a high yield, reliable fabrication process.

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Additional Information: Copyright 2011 Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers. One print or electronic copy may be made for personal use only. Systematic reproduction and distribution, duplication of any material in this paper for a fee or for commercial purposes, or modification of the content of the paper are prohibited. <p> Published as F. Y. Gardes, D. J. Thomson, &amp; G. T. Reed "40 Gb/s high speed silicon modulato8042, 804r for TE and TM polarisation" Proc. SPIE 7943 (2011); doi:10.1117/12.874715
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences > Electronic Engineering > Advanced Technology Institute > Photonics
Depositing User: Symplectic Elements
Date Deposited: 27 Jan 2012 11:22
Last Modified: 23 Sep 2013 18:52
URI: http://epubs.surrey.ac.uk/id/eprint/7856

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