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Microwave characteristics of traveling-wave MQW electro-absorption modulators using the FDTD and the Fourier transform
Author(s): Seung-Jin Lee; Jeong-Hoon Lee; Soon-Chel Kong; Young-Wan Choi
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Paper Abstract

We present numerical analysis of traveling-wave (TW) multiple quantum well (MQW) electro-absorption modulator which can be used for wide-band applications, covering DC to 30 GHz or higher frequencies. Considerations in design of TW modulators are microwave characteristics such as, waveguide attenuation and phase velocity matching between guided lightwave and microwave. In this study, we simulate a 1.3 micrometer InGaAs/InGaAsP TW MQW EAM using the 3D Finite Difference-Time Domain method, and investigate frequency dependent parameters by using the Fourier transform for analysis of microwave characteristics in detail. We identify that as the distance between signal and ground electrode increase, the characteristic ridge-type TW EAM change from planar CPW to that of microstrip structure. It is believed that our calculated data provide useful information to optimize and fabricate ridge-type TW CPW EAM.

Paper Details

Date Published: 14 July 2000
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 3944, Physics and Simulation of Optoelectronic Devices VIII, (14 July 2000); doi: 10.1117/12.391481
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Seung-Jin Lee, Chung-Ang Univ. (South Korea)
Jeong-Hoon Lee, Chung-Ang Univ. (South Korea)
Soon-Chel Kong, Chung-Ang Univ. (South Korea)
Young-Wan Choi, Chung-Ang Univ. (South Korea)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3944:
Physics and Simulation of Optoelectronic Devices VIII
Rolf H. Binder; Peter Blood; Marek Osinski, Editor(s)

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