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Modeling, design, and fabrication of high-speed electro-optic modulators
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Paper Abstract

In this paper we present the modeling, design and fabrication of high-speed photonic modulators for use at high GHz, namely millimeter wave (MMW), frequencies based on the electro-optic materials, such as LiNbO3. To accurately design the traveling wave MMW modulators rigorous EM numerical tools are used to determine the propagation characteristics of both the optical and MMW waveguides. Extensive studies have been made to achieve an optimal design, which includes a close refractive index match between optical and MMW wave and a reduction of MMW propagation loss. The designed devices have been fabricated and tested with a modulation up to 135GHz.

Paper Details

Date Published: 7 November 2005
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 5989, Technologies for Optical Countermeasures II; Femtosecond Phenomena II; and Passive Millimetre-Wave and Terahertz Imaging II, 598919 (7 November 2005); doi: 10.1117/12.630902
Show Author Affiliations
Shouyuan Shi, Univ. of Delaware (United States)
Changjun Huang, Univ. of Delaware (United States)
Rownak Shireen, Univ. of Delaware (United States)
Christopher Schuetz, Univ. of Delaware (United States)
Kierthi Swaminathan, Univ. of Delaware (United States)
Dennis W. Prather, Univ. of Delaware (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5989:
Technologies for Optical Countermeasures II; Femtosecond Phenomena II; and Passive Millimetre-Wave and Terahertz Imaging II
Sean M. Kirkpatrick; David H. Titterton; Roger Appleby; J. Martyn Chamberlain; Razvan Stoian; Keith A. Krapels, Editor(s)

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