Design of Amorphous Silicon Photonic Crystal-based M-Z Modulator Operating at 1.55 µm

Sandro Rao, Maurizio Casalino, Giuseppe Coppola, Rifat Kisacik, Tolga Tekin, Francesco G. Della Corte

Abstract

The design of an amorphous silicon-based Mach–Zehnder electro-optic modulator including two guiding p-i-n structures integrated inside a two-dimensional (2-D) photonic crystal (PhC) working at 1.55 µm, is reported. Electrically induced free carrier dispersion effect in this photonic material with a very cost-effective technology, is investigated for modulation. Our numerical analysis, performed by a time-domain (FDTD)-based software, proves that the voltage-length product can be remarkably reduced by taking advantage of both the strong PhC confinement and the wide refractive index tunability of amorphous silicon.

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Rao S., Casalino M., Coppola G., Kisacik R., Tekin T. and Corte F. (2016). Design of Amorphous Silicon Photonic Crystal-based M-Z Modulator Operating at 1.55 µm . In Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Photonics, Optics and Laser Technology - Volume 1: PHOTOPTICS, ISBN 978-989-758-174-8, pages 162-168. DOI: 10.5220/0005745101620168


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@conference{photoptics16,
author={Sandro Rao and Maurizio Casalino and Giuseppe Coppola and Rifat Kisacik and Tolga Tekin and Francesco G. Della Corte},
title={Design of Amorphous Silicon Photonic Crystal-based M-Z Modulator Operating at 1.55 µm},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Photonics, Optics and Laser Technology - Volume 1: PHOTOPTICS,},
year={2016},
pages={162-168},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0005745101620168},
isbn={978-989-758-174-8},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF
JO - Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Photonics, Optics and Laser Technology - Volume 1: PHOTOPTICS,
TI - Design of Amorphous Silicon Photonic Crystal-based M-Z Modulator Operating at 1.55 µm
SN - 978-989-758-174-8
AU - Rao S.
AU - Casalino M.
AU - Coppola G.
AU - Kisacik R.
AU - Tekin T.
AU - Corte F.
PY - 2016
SP - 162
EP - 168
DO - 10.5220/0005745101620168