Silicon electro-optical modulators
Due to the weak electro-optic effect of silicon, silicon electro-optical modulators suffer from large footprints, hence, high driving capacitance. The speed of the modulator and its power consumption require the minimization of the driving capacitance. Microring resonance-based modulators have shown great potential to reduce the footprint of Si modulators because the light passes multiple times in the waveguide allowing enhanced interaction compared to single-pass devices such as Mach-Zehnder Interferometer (MZI) modulator.
Related Journal Publication List
- Mohamed A Swillam, Aya O. Zaki, Khaled Kirah and Lamees A. Shahada, "On Chip Optical Modulator using Epsilon-Near-Zero Hybrid Plasmonic Platform", Scientific Reports 9(1), 2019.
- A. O Zaki, K. Kirah, and M. A. Swillam, "Integrated optical sensor using hybrid plasmonics for lab on chip applications", Journal of Optics, Vol. 18, Issue 8, pp. 85803-85810, 2016.
- A. O Zaki, K. Kirah, and M. A. Swillam, "Hybrid plasmonic electro-optical modulator", Applied Physics A, Vol. 122, Issue 4, 2016.