Demonstration of long-term thermally stable silicon-organic hybrid modulators at 85 °C

Clemens Kieninger, Yasar Kutuvantavida, Hiroki Miura, Juned N. Kemal, Heiner Zwickel, Feng Qiu, Matthias Lauermann, Wolfgang Freude, Sebastian Randel, Shiyoshi Yokoyama, Christian Koos

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Abstract

We report on the first demonstration of long-term thermally stable silicon-organic hybrid (SOH) modulators in accordance with Telcordia standards for high-temperature storage. The devices rely on an organic electro-optic sidechain polymer with a high glass transition temperature of 172 °C. In our high-temperature storage experiments at 85 °C, we find that the electro-optic activity converges to a constant long-term stable level after an initial decay. If we consider a burn-in time of 300 h, the π-voltage of the modulators increases on average by less than 15% if we store the devices for an additional 2400 h. The performance of the devices is demonstrated by generating high-quality 40 Gbit/s OOK signals both after the burn-in period and after extended high-temperature storage.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)27955-27964
Number of pages10
JournalOptics Express
Volume26
Issue number21
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Oct 15 2018

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics

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