Publication # 367

367.  D. A. B. Miller, R. K. Schaevitz, J. E. Roth, S. Ren, and O. Fidaner, “Ge Quantum Well Modulators on Si,” ECS Transactions, 16 (10) 851 – 856 (2008)

We discuss the physics and device structures of optical modulators using germanium quantum wells grown on silicon substrates. These exploit the recently discovered strong electroabsorption mechanism in such wells, and promise high performance optical modulators on silicon.

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