Leaky-waveguide modulator using distributed coupling of light

M. P Y Desmulliez, B. S. Ryvkin, A. C. Walker, B. S. Wherrett

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A novel electro-absorption modulator is proposed. The modulation of light in this device is performed in an electrically-addressed waveguide in which almost total reflection of light at the waveguide interfaces is achieved at a small angle of refraction. The coupling of light into the waveguide is achieved through a low-finesse Fabry-Pérot cavity operating off-axis. The overall performance of the device is quantified and compared to the waveguide and asymmetric Fabry-Pérot modulators. © 1994.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)60-66
Number of pages7
JournalOptics Communications
Issue number1-2
Publication statusPublished - 1 Aug 1994


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