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C Band 110 GHz Mach-Zehnder Modulator


This Mach-Zehnder architecture electro-optic modulator (EOM, EO modulator) is a key component for your analog or digital data transmission application and comes in an advanced RF package. Consider this for your product prototype and for small series products.

Key Features

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    3-dB electro-optic bandwidth >110 GHz

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    C-band operation

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    Lumped, low-capacitance RF design

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    Compact form factor


This plasmonic Mach-Zehnder Modulator is an ideal component for high-speed electro-optic modulation (EOM) in the C band. With its module packaging and impressive bandwidth exceeding 110 GHz, this device stands out as the top pick for various applications, including measurement systems, analog and digital data transmissions, and quantum technologies.

The packaged version of our modulator offers a 1 mm female RF connector (single ended) and 2 pins for the adjustment of the operation point by means of a DC bias.

By choosing Polariton, you buy into the most advanced technology platform based on organic non-linear materials that will boost your application to the next level.

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Variant Selector

EO bandwidthOptical bandMZ variantOrdering code
110 GHzC bandbalanced, single-ended driveMZM-P110-bv

Performance Data

Peak wavelength1550 nm
Insertion loss (IL)<17 dB
Static extinction ratio (ER)>25 dB
DC bias on/off voltage<1.5 V
3-dB EO bandwidth>110 GHz
Vп, eq @ 100 kHz, @ 50 Ohm*<5 V

Maximum Ratings

Optical input power**3 dBm
RF input power @ 50 Ohm18 dBm
DC voltage at RF input0 V
DC bias voltage /DC bias current2.5V
15 mA
Operating / storage temperature~25°C

* Plasmonic modulators are high impedance devices. Twice the voltage provided by a 50 Ohm signal source will drop across the plasmonic modulator. Using a DC source or a high impedance matched driver, double the voltage is required to switch the modulator from the on to the off state.
** Operation time of 8000 h at 20°C with a Vπ  degradation <10%.

Mechanical and Optical Specifications

Optical input and outputSMF/PM with FC/APC connectors
Electrical RF interfaceSingle ended, 1 mm female
Electrical DC interface2x DC pins