Silicon photonics for high data rate applications -INVITED
1 Optoelectronics Research Centre, University of Southampton, SO17 1BJ, UK
2 Electronics and Computer Science, University of Southampton, SO17 1BJ, UK
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Published online: 20 August 2020
The high speed conversion of signals between the optical and electrical domains is crucial for many key applications of silicon photonics. Electro-optic modulators integrated with electronic drive amplifiers are typically used to convert an electrical signal to the optical domain. Design of these individual elements is important to achieve high performance, however a true optimisation requires careful co-design of the photonic and electronic components considering the properties of each other. Here we present our recent results in this area together with a MOSCAP type modulator with the potential for high speed, high efficiency and highly linear modulation.
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