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20 May 2011 Modeling of hybrid organic/inorganic dual RF-photonic slot waveguide modulator
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Low driving voltage and high-speed electro-optic (EO) modulators are of great interest due to their wide variety of applications including broadband communication, RF-photonic links, millimeter wave imaging and phased-array radars. In this paper we propose symmetric design, analysis, and optimization of a novel, high speed and ultra-low driving voltage traveling wave EO modulator based on a dual RF-photonic slot waveguide. Preliminary simulation results demonstrate the DC electro-optic response and half-wavelength voltage-production Vπ-L of 0.1~0.2 V•cm can be achieved for this design. The electro-optic response demonstrates the proposed device is capable of ultra-high speed operation that covers entire RF spectrum.
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Shouyuan Shi, Ahmed Sharkawy, Mathew Zablocki, and Dennis W. Prather "Modeling of hybrid organic/inorganic dual RF-photonic slot waveguide modulator", Proc. SPIE 8060, Modeling and Simulation for Defense Systems and Applications VI, 80600C (20 May 2011);

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