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High-bandwidth velocity-matched optical directional coupler modulator in AlGaAs/GaAs
Author(s): M. Nisa Khan
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Paper Abstract

We report a design of a very high frequency A1GaAs/GaAs optical modulator using a dielectric loading velocity matching technique. The optical modulator is a directional coupler which is covered with a thin coating of Ta2O5 to match the velocities of the lightwave and the if modulating signal to within 2%. The optical and rf characteristics of the modulator are analyzed using the effective index and finite difference methods. The small signal 3 dB bandwidth for the modulator is predicted to exceed 45GHz and 100 GHz for biasing at the null point and in the linear region respectively, with a maximum modulation voltage of 5V at 830nm wavelength.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 December 1992
Proc. SPIE 1582, Integrated Optoelectronics for Communication and Processing, (1 December 1992); doi: 10.1117/12.2321810
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M. Nisa Khan, Univ. of Minnesota (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1582:
Integrated Optoelectronics for Communication and Processing
C.-S. Hong, Editor(s)

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