, Volume 95, Issue 4, pp 1039-1044
Date: 13 Feb 2009

Compact and efficient modulators for 100 Gb/s ETDM for telecom and interconnect applications

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State of the art and prospects regarding semiconductor compact modulators and transmitters for on–off keying and more advanced modulations formats for output bitrates of 100 Gb/s and above are discussed. The implementation of a monolithically integrated transmitter comprising laser and light-intensity modulator is described and the prospects for a fully integrated transmitter for more advanced modulation formats elucidated, all for 100 Gb/s output bitrate