Daunt, Chris L. M. and O'Callaghan, James and Lee, Ko-Hsin and Yang, Hua and Young, Robert J. and Thomas, Kevin and Pelucchi, Emanuele and Corbett, Brian and Peters, Frank H. (2012) Compact Electroabsorption Modulators for Photonic Integrated Circuits, Using an Isolated Pedestal Contact Scheme. IEEE Photonics Technology Letters, 24 (5). pp. 356-358. ISSN 1041-1135Full text not available from this repository.
We demonstrate a shallow ridge waveguide, lumped element electroabsorption modulator (EAM) based on AlInGaAs multiple quantum wells, operating with input powers up to 8 dBm. The device was isolated between two DC controlled sections, using angled etched slots in the waveguide, minimizing optical feedback, while also providing 40-K Omega resistance between devices. The EAM uses a planar isolated pedestal contact with a benzocyclobutene bridge, allowing for a small contact footprint of just 0.024 mm(2), while being suitable for flip-chip packaging. The parasitic capacitance was measured to be 19.6 fF, and the EAM has a f(3dB) bandwidth of 42 GHz.
|Journal or Publication Title:||IEEE Photonics Technology Letters|
|Subjects:||Q Science > QC Physics|
|Departments:||Faculty of Science and Technology > Physics|
|Deposited On:||06 Jun 2012 13:23|
|Last Modified:||20 Jan 2016 01:14|
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