Publication # 339

339.   O. Fidaner, A. K. Okyay, J. E. Roth, Y.-H. Kuo, K. C. Saraswat, J. S. Harris, and D. A. B. Miller, "Waveguide electroabsorption modulator on Si employing Ge/SiGe quantum wells," OSA Annual Meeting "Frontiers in Optics" 2007, San Jose, CA, Sept. 2007, Paper FMC2

We report the first waveguide optical modulator on Si that employs the quantum-confined Stark effect. For a 6 V swing, the contrast ratio is 7.72 dB at 1476 nm, and exceeds 3 dB over 14 nm bandwidth.

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