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Recent breakthroughs in carrier depletion based silicon optical modulators

Recent breakthroughs in carrier depletion based silicon optical modulators
Recent breakthroughs in carrier depletion based silicon optical modulators
The majority of the most successful optical modulators in silicon demonstrated in recent years operate via the plasma dispersion effect and are more specifically based upon free carrier depletion in a silicon rib waveguide. In this work we overview the different types of free carrier depletion type optical modulators in silicon. A summary of some recent example devices for each configuration is then presented together with the performance that they have achieved. Finally an insight into some current research trends involving silicon based optical modulators is provided including integration, operation in the mid-infrared wavelength range and application in short and long haul data transmission links
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Li, Ke
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Wilson, Peter R.
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Reed, Graham T., Mashanovich, Goran Z., Gardes, Frederic Y., Nedeljković, Milos, Hu, Youfang, Thomson, David J., Li, Ke, Wilson, Peter R., Chen, Sheng-Wen and Hsu, Shawn S. (2013) Recent breakthroughs in carrier depletion based silicon optical modulators. Nanophotonics, 3 (4-5), 229-245. (doi:10.1515/nanoph-2013-0016).

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The majority of the most successful optical modulators in silicon demonstrated in recent years operate via the plasma dispersion effect and are more specifically based upon free carrier depletion in a silicon rib waveguide. In this work we overview the different types of free carrier depletion type optical modulators in silicon. A summary of some recent example devices for each configuration is then presented together with the performance that they have achieved. Finally an insight into some current research trends involving silicon based optical modulators is provided including integration, operation in the mid-infrared wavelength range and application in short and long haul data transmission links

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e-pub ahead of print date: 12 December 2013
Organisations: Optoelectronics Research Centre, Electronics & Computer Science, Photonic Systems Circuits & Sensors

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Local EPrints ID: 367536
URI: https://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/367536
PURE UUID: 769993e5-4eab-40e5-825e-0f05115eb8eb
ORCID for Milos Nedeljković: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-9170-7911

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Date deposited: 31 Jul 2014 12:38
Last modified: 03 Dec 2019 01:35

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Author: Graham T. Reed
Author: Milos Nedeljković ORCID iD
Author: Youfang Hu
Author: Ke Li
Author: Peter R. Wilson
Author: Sheng-Wen Chen
Author: Shawn S. Hsu

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