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Authors: J. Leuthold, C. Koos, W. Freude, L. Alloati, R. Palmer, D. Korn, J. Pfeifle, M. Lauermann, R. Dinu, S. Wehrli, M. Jazbinsek, P. Gunter, M. Waldow, T. Wahlbrink, J. Bolten, J.-M. Fedeli, H. Yu, W. Bogaerts
Title: Silicon-Organic Hybrid Electro-Optical Devices
Format: International Journal
Publication date: 12/2013
Journal/Conference/Book: IEEE Journal of Selected topics in Quantum Electronics (invited)
Editor/Publisher: IEEE, 
Volume(Issue): 19(6) p.3401413
DOI: 10.1109/JSTQE.2013.2271846
Citations: 100 (Web of Knowledge / Dimensions.ai - last update: 27/9/2020)
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Abstract

Organic materials combined with strongly-guiding silicon waveguides open the route to
highly efficiently electro-optical devices. Modulators based on the so-called silicon-organic hybrid
(SOH) platform have only recently shown frequency responses up to 100 GHz, high-speed
switching with as little as 60 fJ/bit, and complex data formats. In this article we review the SOH
platform and discuss important devices such as Mach-Zehnder and IQ-modulators based on the
linear electro-optic effect. We further show liquid-crystal phase-shifters with voltage-length
product as low as VπL = 0.06 Vmm and sub-μW power consumption needed for example for
optical switches, filters or device tuning.

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