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Sub 10 ps carrier response times in electroabsorption modulators using quantum well offsetting

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  • Chris L. M. Daunt
  • Ciaran S. Cleary
  • Robert J. Manning
  • Kevin Thomas
  • Robert J. Young
  • Emanuele Pelucchi
  • Brian Corbett
  • Frank H. Peters
<mark>Journal publication date</mark>11/2012
<mark>Journal</mark>IEEE Journal of Quantum Electronics
Issue number11
Number of pages9
Pages (from-to)1467-1475
<mark>Original language</mark>English


Sub 10 ps photocarrier response time in an electroabsoption modulator using a custom epitaxy structure is demonstrated. This design used quantum well offsetting, carbon doping, and valence band discontinuity minimization, to achieve a 3.5 ps response time, when biased at -4.5 V. The quantum well offsetting also allows bandwidth optimization for a specific extinction ratio.