Data transmission at 1.3μm using silicon spatial light modulator

X. Xiao, K. K. Goel, J. C. Sturm, P. V. Schwartz

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We demonstrate and characterize a silicon Fabry-Perot spatial light modulator in a fiber optic data transmission system at 1.3μm wavelength. The device utilizes free carrier effects in silicon to achieve phase modulation, and a built-in Fabry-Perot cavity to convert the phase modulation into intensity modulation. The measured insertion loss is 3.5 dB, the modulation depth is 10%, and the bandwidth is 40 MHz.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)301-304
Number of pages4
JournalProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
StatePublished - Aug 1 1991
EventOptical Technology for Microwave Applications V 1991 - Orlando, United States
Duration: Apr 1 1991 → …

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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