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Modeling of hybrid organic/inorganic dual RF-photonic slot waveguide modulator
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Paper Abstract

Low driving voltage and high-speed electro-optic (EO) modulators are of great interest due to their wide variety of applications including broadband communication, RF-photonic links, millimeter wave imaging and phased-array radars. In this paper we propose symmetric design, analysis, and optimization of a novel, high speed and ultra-low driving voltage traveling wave EO modulator based on a dual RF-photonic slot waveguide. Preliminary simulation results demonstrate the DC electro-optic response and half-wavelength voltage-production Vπ-L of 0.1~0.2 V•cm can be achieved for this design. The electro-optic response demonstrates the proposed device is capable of ultra-high speed operation that covers entire RF spectrum.

Paper Details

Date Published: 20 May 2011
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 8060, Modeling and Simulation for Defense Systems and Applications VI, 80600C (20 May 2011); doi: 10.1117/12.887085
Show Author Affiliations
Shouyuan Shi, Univ. of Delaware (United States)
Ahmed Sharkawy, Lumilant, Inc. (United States)
Mathew Zablocki, Lumilant, Inc. (United States)
Dennis W. Prather, Univ. of Delaware (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8060:
Modeling and Simulation for Defense Systems and Applications VI
Eric J. Kelmelis, Editor(s)

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