Overcoming Bandwidth Limitatations and Enabling Modulation at the µm 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.
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
The plasmonic phase modulator exploits the linear electro-optic effects. In a Mach-Zehnder configuration it can be used as amplitude or intensity modulator.
The plasmonic modulators can be monolithically integrated on the silicon photonics platform. This extends the silicon photonics platform with compact and fast plasmonic devices.