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Kramers-Kronig Analysis Of Electro-Optical Switching In Silicon
Author(s): Richard A. Soref; Brian R. Bennett
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Paper Abstract

Crystalline silicon (c-Si) exhibits two electro-optical effects that are suitable for device-application in guided-wave modulators and switches. The effects are electrorefraction and free-carrier dispersion. The dispersion is controlled by electrical injection or electrical depletion of charge carriers. The magnitude of these effects has been calculated in this paper. The results for c-Si are compared to those for GaAs and InP. Low-loss guided-wave electro-optical phase modulation structures in c-Si are proposed here.

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Date Published: 10 March 1987
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 0704, Integrated Optical Circuit Engineering IV, (10 March 1987); doi: 10.1117/12.937193
Show Author Affiliations
Richard A. Soref, Rome Air Development Center (United States)
Brian R. Bennett, Rome Air Development Center (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0704:
Integrated Optical Circuit Engineering IV
Mark A. Mentzer; Sriram Sriram, Editor(s)

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