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Recent progress of 40-GHz high-speed LiNbO3 optical modulator
Author(s): Makoto Minakata
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Paper Abstract

This paper describes the recent progress and status of 40 GHz high-speed LiNbO3 optical modulators, and newly designed two types - a backslot type and ridge type - LiNbO3 optical modulators with high-speed and low-switching voltage. The backslot is formed on the backside of LiNbO3 substrate by using micro-machining laser etching. The backslot type modulator is designed, fabricated and characterized. The ridge type modulator with an overhanged upper electrode is also calculated. The properties of the designed two types modulators, effective refractive index for the modulation wave nm, modulation bandwidth fm, overlap integral and switching voltage V (pi) are calculated. The optimum properties of the backslot type modulator, fm equals 73GHz and the switching voltage V (pi) equals 2.8V is calculated, and fm equals 130 GHz and V (pi) equals 1.9 V is achieved for the ridge type modulator at a wavelength 1.5 micrometers . The fabricated backslot type modulator achieved the optical 3dB bandwidth fm >= 28 Ghz and the driving voltage V (pi) equals 2.8 V.

Paper Details

Date Published: 30 July 2001
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 4532, Active and Passive Optical Components for WDM Communication, (30 July 2001); doi: 10.1117/12.436048
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Makoto Minakata, Shizuoka Univ. (Japan)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4532:
Active and Passive Optical Components for WDM Communication
Achyut Kumar Dutta; Abdul Ahad Sami Awwal; Niloy K. Dutta; Katsunari Okamoto, Editor(s)

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