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Microwave properties of coplanar strips of MQW Mach-Zehnder modulator with finite metallization thickness and conductivity
Author(s): Xiaoping Zhou; Shanying Lu; Xu Zhao; Jianying Zhou; Xiaoqing Jiang; Minghua Wang
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Paper Abstract

A novel structure ofGaAs/GaAIAs multi-quantum well (MQW) traveling wave (TW) Mach-Zehnder modulator (MZM) with coplanar strips is proposed. This device uses n+ heavy doped layer to obtain velocity match. Then the Method of Lines is applied to characterize the influence ofmetallization thickness and conductivity loss on the velocity match and impedance match. With optimum parameters ofthe structure, the bandwidth over 80GHz is obtained.

Paper Details

Date Published: 29 August 2002
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 4905, Materials and Devices for Optical and Wireless Communications, (29 August 2002); doi: 10.1117/12.481000
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Xiaoping Zhou, Zhejiang Univ. (China)
Shanying Lu, Zhejiang Univ. (China)
Xu Zhao, Zhejiang Univ. (China)
Jianying Zhou, Zhejiang Univ. (China)
Xiaoqing Jiang, Zhejiang Univ. (China)
Minghua Wang, Zhejiang Univ. (China)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4905:
Materials and Devices for Optical and Wireless Communications
Constance J. Chang-Hasnain; YuXing Xia; Kenichi Iga, Editor(s)

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