Silicon modulator based on mechanically-active anti-reflection layer with 1 mbit/sec capability for fiber-in-the-loop applications

@article{Goossen1994SiliconMB,
  title={Silicon modulator based on mechanically-active anti-reflection layer with 1 mbit/sec capability for fiber-in-the-loop applications},
  author={K. W. Goossen and J. Michael Walker and S. Arney},
  journal={IEEE Photonics Technology Letters},
  year={1994},
  volume={6},
  pages={1119-1121}
}
We present a micromechanical modulator for fiber-in-the-loop applications with projected optical bandwidths from 1.3 to 1.55 /spl mu/m and data rates of several Mbits/sec. The device behaves as a damped oscillator. We have made a device with a ringing frequency of 1.1 MHz and a damping time constant of 1 /spl mu/s. We indicate that with an appropriate linear filter the device could operate digitally with data rates of 1 Mbit/sec.<<ETX>> 
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