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110 GHz Plasmonic Mach-Zehnder Modulator

The fastest commercial MZM in the world, your choice for your dedicated analog or digital data transmission application.

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


The plasmonic Mach-Zehnder Modulator is an ideal solution for high-speed electro-optic conversion 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 chromophores that will boost your application to the next level.

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Performance Data

Operating wavelength 

1520 – 1570 nm

Insertion loss (IL)

<18 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: long term​

0 dBm

Optical input power: 500 h

3 dBm

RF input power @50 Ohm

18 dBm

DC voltage at RF input

0 V

DC bias voltage / current

2.5 V / 20 mA

Operating / storage temperature​

~25 °C

Mechanical Specifications

Optical input

SMF/PM with FC/APC connector

Optical output​

SMF/PM with FC/APC connector

Electrical RF interface​

Single ended, 1 mm female

DC interface​

2 x DC pins