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.
|Title of host publication||proc. Symposium IEEE/LEOS Benelux Chapter, 2002|
|Editors||Taco Visser, D., Daan Lenstra, Hugo Schouten, F.|
|Place of Publication||Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam|
|Publication status||Published - 2002|
|Event||7th Annual Symposium of the IEEE/LEOS Benelux Chapter, December 9, 2002, Amsterdam, The Netherlands - Amsterdam, Netherlands|
Duration: 9 Dec 2002 → 9 Dec 2002
|Conference||7th Annual Symposium of the IEEE/LEOS Benelux Chapter, December 9, 2002, Amsterdam, The Netherlands|
|Period||9/12/02 → 9/12/02|
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.