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Polarization-insensitive electro-optical modulator based on polymer-filled silicon cross-slot waveguide
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Paper Abstract

A silicon cross-slot waveguide filled with electro-optic polymer is proposed to release the polarization-dependent issue of the electro-optic modulator. There are two slots in both the horizontal direction and vertical direction, so this waveguide structure can confine both the TE and TM modes. The four silicon regions can be lightly doped as the electrodes. There is slanted electric field in the slot region when the voltages are applied on the electrodes. The electric field component act at principal optical axis whose electric-optic (EO) coefficient is r33 or r13 can be adjusted by changing the voltages on the four electrodes. With optimal voltages, the effective refractive index of the TE and TM modes can be changed equally. The Mach-Zehnder modulator based on cross-slot waveguide can achieve polarizationinsensitive.

Paper Details

Date Published: 2 December 2009
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 7630, Passive Components and Fiber-based Devices VI, 763016 (2 December 2009); doi: 10.1117/12.852143
Show Author Affiliations
Wanjun Wang, Zhejiang Univ. (China)
Haifeng Zhou, Zhejiang Univ. (China)
Jianyi Yang, Zhejiang Univ. (China)
Minghua Wang, Zhejiang Univ. (China)
Xiaoqing Jiang, Zhejiang Univ. (China)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7630:
Passive Components and Fiber-based Devices VI

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