On the performance of Mach-Zehnder-Interferometer (MZI) optical modulator on silicon-on-insulator (SOI)

Hanim Abdul Razak, Hazura Haroon, Anis Suhaila Mohd Zain, P. Susthitha Menon N V Visvanathan, Sahbudin Shaari, Wan Maisarah Mukhtar

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Abstract

In recent years, there has been a significant interest in the development of optical waveguide modulators using Silicon-On-Insulator (SOI) substrates motivated by the potential to provide a reliable low-cost alternative to other photonic materials. Objective: In this paper, Multimode Interference (MMI) device is used to develop the MZI structure of the optical modulator. Meanwhile, the electrical part of the modulator utilizes the forward biased P-I-N structure. The effect of varying MMI width to the performance of the MZI optical modulator on SOI was investigated. The effect of varying MMI width to the insertion loss (IL), extinction ratio (ER) and modulation efficiency (VπL) of the device were carried out. Results: The investigated MMI widths are 22, 30 and 38 μm. Smallest MMI width, which is 22 μm has recorded the lowest value of insertion loss with 3.30 dB and the best extinction ratio of 25.60 dB. However, the best modulation efficiency was observed for the MMI width of 38 μm with 0.1696 V.cm. Conclusion: Appropriate selection of MMI width is vital to ensure optimum performance of the MZI modulator.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationRSM 2015 - 2015 IEEE Regional Symposium on Micro and Nano Electronics, Proceedings
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
ISBN (Print)9781479985500
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 11 Dec 2015
Event10th IEEE Regional Symposium on Micro and Nano Electronics, RSM 2015 - Kuala Terengganu, Malaysia
Duration: 19 Aug 201521 Aug 2015

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Other10th IEEE Regional Symposium on Micro and Nano Electronics, RSM 2015
CountryMalaysia
CityKuala Terengganu
Period19/8/1521/8/15

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Keywords

  • MMI's width
  • MZI
  • optical modulator
  • SOI

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Instrumentation
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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Razak, H. A., Haroon, H., Zain, A. S. M., N V Visvanathan, P. S. M., Shaari, S., & Mukhtar, W. M. (2015). On the performance of Mach-Zehnder-Interferometer (MZI) optical modulator on silicon-on-insulator (SOI). In RSM 2015 - 2015 IEEE Regional Symposium on Micro and Nano Electronics, Proceedings [7355026] Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/RSM.2015.7355026

On the performance of Mach-Zehnder-Interferometer (MZI) optical modulator on silicon-on-insulator (SOI). / Razak, Hanim Abdul; Haroon, Hazura; Zain, Anis Suhaila Mohd; N V Visvanathan, P. Susthitha Menon; Shaari, Sahbudin; Mukhtar, Wan Maisarah.

RSM 2015 - 2015 IEEE Regional Symposium on Micro and Nano Electronics, Proceedings. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc., 2015. 7355026.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Razak, HA, Haroon, H, Zain, ASM, N V Visvanathan, PSM, Shaari, S & Mukhtar, WM 2015, On the performance of Mach-Zehnder-Interferometer (MZI) optical modulator on silicon-on-insulator (SOI). in RSM 2015 - 2015 IEEE Regional Symposium on Micro and Nano Electronics, Proceedings., 7355026, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc., 10th IEEE Regional Symposium on Micro and Nano Electronics, RSM 2015, Kuala Terengganu, Malaysia, 19/8/15. https://doi.org/10.1109/RSM.2015.7355026
Razak HA, Haroon H, Zain ASM, N V Visvanathan PSM, Shaari S, Mukhtar WM. On the performance of Mach-Zehnder-Interferometer (MZI) optical modulator on silicon-on-insulator (SOI). In RSM 2015 - 2015 IEEE Regional Symposium on Micro and Nano Electronics, Proceedings. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc. 2015. 7355026 https://doi.org/10.1109/RSM.2015.7355026
Razak, Hanim Abdul ; Haroon, Hazura ; Zain, Anis Suhaila Mohd ; N V Visvanathan, P. Susthitha Menon ; Shaari, Sahbudin ; Mukhtar, Wan Maisarah. / On the performance of Mach-Zehnder-Interferometer (MZI) optical modulator on silicon-on-insulator (SOI). RSM 2015 - 2015 IEEE Regional Symposium on Micro and Nano Electronics, Proceedings. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc., 2015.
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