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High-contrast and accurate high-speed simulation of silicon-based modulators
Author(s): Ching Eng Png; Min Jie Sun; Soon Thor Lim; David Thomson
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Paper Abstract

Silicon-based optical modulator devices have experienced dramatic improvements over the last decade with data rates up to 50Gbps for On-Off-Keying (OOK) consuming ultra low power in fJ/bit [1-3]. The ability to fully understand the performances of these plasma dispersion effect-based devices from a simulation standpoint could be further improved especially in the coupling of high-speed electrical and optical effects. Here, we report an accurate methodology to study high-speed eye diagrams from the electrical and optical simulation data of individual silicon modulators. In particular, we demonstrate the capacity of this simulation methodology by applying it to the current state-of-the-art experimental demonstrated silicon optical modulator using OOK at 50Gbps [3].

Paper Details

Date Published: 8 March 2014
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 8990, Silicon Photonics IX, 899011 (8 March 2014); doi: 10.1117/12.2035906
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Ching Eng Png, A*STAR Institute of High Performance Computing (Singapore)
Min Jie Sun, A*STAR Institute of High Performance Computing (Singapore)
Soon Thor Lim, A*STAR Institute of High Performance Computing (Singapore)
David Thomson, Univ. of Southampton (United Kingdom)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8990:
Silicon Photonics IX
Joel Kubby; Graham T. Reed, Editor(s)

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