Silicon-on-Insulator Modulators for Next-Generation 100 Gbit/s-Ethernet

Conference: ECOC 2007 - 33rd European Conference and Exhibition of Optical Communication
09/16/2007 - 09/20/2007 at Berlin, Germany

Proceedings: ECOC 2007

Pages: 2Language: englishTyp: PDF

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Koos, C.; Brosi, J.; Freude, W.; Leuthold, J. (Institute of High-Frequency and Quantum Electronics, University of Karlsruhe, Germany)
Waldow, M. (Institute of Semiconductor Electronics, RWTH Aachen, Germany)

Novel SOI modulator schemes with unprecedented electrical bandwidth and compactness are proposed and investigated. We find that 100 Gbit/s modulation at 3 V peak-to-peak voltage is possible with ultra-compact devices of less than 2 mm length.