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InP-based high-speed Mach-Zehnder modulator
Author(s): N. Kikuchi; K. Tsuzuki; E. Yamada; H. Yasaka; T. Ishibashi
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Paper Abstract

We propose a novel InP-based traveling-wave electrode Mach-Zehnder modulator. It has an n-i-n isotype heterostructure to reduce both electrical signal loss and the optical loss caused by the p- type cladding layer. This device provides a large modulation bandwidth of more than 40 GHz. We have also developed a compact push-pull driven modulator module. We obtained error-free operation for a 40-Gbit/s NRZ signal in a push-pull configuration with a very low driving voltage of 1.3 Vpp. We also confirmed that the modulator has low chirp characteristics by demonstrating a 100-km SMF transmission with a penalty of less than 1.5 dB for a 10-Gbit/s NRZ signal.

Paper Details

Date Published: 24 October 2005
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 6014, Active and Passive Optical Components for WDM Communications V, 601409 (24 October 2005); doi: 10.1117/12.630438
Show Author Affiliations
N. Kikuchi, NTT Photonics Labs. (Japan)
K. Tsuzuki, NTT Photonics Labs. (Japan)
E. Yamada, NTT Photonics Labs. (Japan)
H. Yasaka, NTT Photonics Labs. (Japan)
T. Ishibashi, NTT Electronics Corp. (Japan)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6014:
Active and Passive Optical Components for WDM Communications V
Achyut K. Dutta; Yasutake Ohishi; Niloy K. Dutta; Jesper Moerk, Editor(s)

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