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Authors: R. Palmer, S. Koeber, D.L. Elder, M. Woessner, W. Heni, D. Korn, M. Lauermann, W. Bogaerts, L.R. Dalton, W. Freude, J. Leuthold, C. Koos
Title: High-Speed, Low Drive-Voltage Silicon-Organic Hybrid Modulator based on a Binary-Chromophore Electro-Optic Material
Format: International Journal
Publication date: 7/2014
Journal/Conference/Book: J. Lightwave Technol. (invited)
Volume(Issue): 32(16) p.2726 - 2734
DOI: 10.1109/JLT.2014.2321498
Citations: 101 (Web of Knowledge / Dimensions.ai - last update: 15/9/2020)
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Abstract

We report on the hybrid integration of silicon-on-insulator slot waveguides with organic electro-optic materials. We investigate and compare a polymer composite, a dendron-based material, and a binary-chromophore organic glass (BCOG). A record-high in-device electro-optic coefficient of 230 pm/V is found for the BCOG approach resulting in silicon-organic hybrid (SOH) Mach-Zehnder modulators that feature low UĈL-products of down to 0.52 Vmm and support data rates of up to 40 Gbit/s.

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