Simulation and design of a 40 GHz Mach-Zehnder modulator on InP

J.H. Besten, den, D. Caprioli, W.W. Pascher, R. Dijk, van, X.J.M. Leijtens, M.K. Smit

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Abstract

Based on a rigorous vectorial analysis, a fast traveling-wave Mach-Zehnder modulator is modelled and designed. The cross-section of the semiconductor layer stack and the lossy electrodes are carefully modelled using the Method of Lines in order to investigate propagation characteristics, velocity and losses. In order to enhance the modulation efficiency, design curves are derived and the cross-sectional dimensions for minimum microwave loss are determined. The loss of the optimized modulator agrees very well with Small Signal measurements up to 40 GHz. The layerstack of the fabricated device is suitable for integration with InP multi-wavelength lasers.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationproc. Symposium IEEE/LEOS Benelux Chapter, 2002
EditorsTaco Visser, D., Daan Lenstra, Hugo Schouten, F.
Place of PublicationVrije Universiteit Amsterdam
PublisherIEEE/LEOS
Pages123-126
ISBN (Print)90-807519-1-X
Publication statusPublished - 2002
Event7th Annual Symposium of the IEEE/LEOS Benelux Chapter, December 9, 2002, Amsterdam, The Netherlands - Amsterdam, Netherlands
Duration: 9 Dec 20029 Dec 2002

Conference

Conference7th Annual Symposium of the IEEE/LEOS Benelux Chapter, December 9, 2002, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
CountryNetherlands
CityAmsterdam
Period9/12/029/12/02

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    Besten, den, J. H., Caprioli, D., Pascher, W. W., Dijk, van, R., Leijtens, X. J. M., & Smit, M. K. (2002). Simulation and design of a 40 GHz Mach-Zehnder modulator on InP. In T. Visser, D., D. Lenstra, & H. Schouten, F. (Eds.), proc. Symposium IEEE/LEOS Benelux Chapter, 2002 (pp. 123-126). IEEE/LEOS.