Benefits

Overcoming Bandwidth Limitations and Enabling Modulation at the µm Dimensions


Small Dimensions

Small Dimensions

The plasmonic modulator technology offers dense integration with sizes of a few 10s µm. This overcomes the size mismatch between small-scale electronics and large-scale photonics.


Large Bandwidth

Large Bandwidth

Electro-optic modulation of up to 500 GHz. This allows for the electro-optic conversion of broadband data signals beyond 100 GBd and for narrowband millimeter wave signals between 0-500 GHz.


Phase and Amplitude Modulation

Phase and Amplitude Modulation

The plasmonic phase modulator exploits the linear electro-optic effects. In a Mach-Zehnder configuration it can be used as amplitude or intensity modulator.


Silicon Photonics

Silicon Photonics

The plasmonic modulators can be monolithically integrated on the silicon photonics platform. This extends the silicon photonics platform with compact and fast plasmonic devices.