Optical modulation techniques for analog signal processing and CMOS compatible electro-optic modulation

Douglas M. Gill, Mahmoud Rasras, Kun Yii Tu, Young Kai Chen, Alice E. White, Sanjay S. Patel, Daniel Carothers, Andrew Pomerene, Robert Kamocsai, James Beattie, Anthony Kopa, Alyssa Apsel, Mark Beals, Jurgen Mitchel, Jifeng Liu, Lionel C. Kimerling

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Abstract

Integrating electronic and photonic functions onto a single silicon-based chip using techniques compatible with mass-production CMOS electronics will enable new design paradigms for existing system architectures and open new opportunities for electro-optic applications with the potential to dramatically change the management, cost, footprint, weight, and power consumption of today's communication systems. While broadband analog system applications represent a smaller volume market than that for digital data transmission, there are significant deployments of analog electro-optic systems for commercial and military applications. Broadband linear modulation is a critical building block in optical analog signal processing and also could have significant applications in digital communication systems. Recently, broadband electro-optic modulators on a silicon platform have been demonstrated based on the plasma dispersion effect. The use of the plasma dispersion effect within a CMOS compatible waveguide creates new challenges and opportunities for analog signal processing since the index and propagation loss change within the waveguide during modulation. We will review the current status of silicon-based electrooptic modulators and also linearization techniques for optical modulation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationSilicon Photonics III
Volume6898
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 21 2008
EventSilicon Photonics III - San Jose, CA, United States
Duration: Jan 21 2008Jan 24 2008

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OtherSilicon Photonics III
CountryUnited States
CitySan Jose, CA
Period1/21/081/24/08

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Electro-optics
Light modulation
light modulation
Electrooptical effects
electro-optics
Signal Processing
signal processing
CMOS
Signal processing
Modulation
Silicon
Electro-optic Modulator
analogs
Broadband
Analogue
Dispersion Effect
modulation
plasma diffusion
broadband
Modulators

Keywords

  • Analog signal processing
  • Carrier depletion
  • Modulator linearization
  • Plasma dispersion
  • Silicon modulator
  • Silicon photonics

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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Gill, D. M., Rasras, M., Tu, K. Y., Chen, Y. K., White, A. E., Patel, S. S., ... Kimerling, L. C. (2008). Optical modulation techniques for analog signal processing and CMOS compatible electro-optic modulation. In Silicon Photonics III (Vol. 6898). [689803] https://doi.org/10.1117/12.777113

Optical modulation techniques for analog signal processing and CMOS compatible electro-optic modulation. / Gill, Douglas M.; Rasras, Mahmoud; Tu, Kun Yii; Chen, Young Kai; White, Alice E.; Patel, Sanjay S.; Carothers, Daniel; Pomerene, Andrew; Kamocsai, Robert; Beattie, James; Kopa, Anthony; Apsel, Alyssa; Beals, Mark; Mitchel, Jurgen; Liu, Jifeng; Kimerling, Lionel C.

Silicon Photonics III. Vol. 6898 2008. 689803.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Gill, DM, Rasras, M, Tu, KY, Chen, YK, White, AE, Patel, SS, Carothers, D, Pomerene, A, Kamocsai, R, Beattie, J, Kopa, A, Apsel, A, Beals, M, Mitchel, J, Liu, J & Kimerling, LC 2008, Optical modulation techniques for analog signal processing and CMOS compatible electro-optic modulation. in Silicon Photonics III. vol. 6898, 689803, Silicon Photonics III, San Jose, CA, United States, 1/21/08. https://doi.org/10.1117/12.777113
Gill DM, Rasras M, Tu KY, Chen YK, White AE, Patel SS et al. Optical modulation techniques for analog signal processing and CMOS compatible electro-optic modulation. In Silicon Photonics III. Vol. 6898. 2008. 689803 https://doi.org/10.1117/12.777113
Gill, Douglas M. ; Rasras, Mahmoud ; Tu, Kun Yii ; Chen, Young Kai ; White, Alice E. ; Patel, Sanjay S. ; Carothers, Daniel ; Pomerene, Andrew ; Kamocsai, Robert ; Beattie, James ; Kopa, Anthony ; Apsel, Alyssa ; Beals, Mark ; Mitchel, Jurgen ; Liu, Jifeng ; Kimerling, Lionel C. / Optical modulation techniques for analog signal processing and CMOS compatible electro-optic modulation. Silicon Photonics III. Vol. 6898 2008.
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