Project

High baud rate optical signal generation through electro-optic co-design of integrated driver circuits and segmented modulators    

Duration
01 October 2016 → 30 September 2020
Funding
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund
Research disciplines
  • Engineering and technology
    • Communications
    • Communications technology
    • Modelling
    • Multimedia processing
    • Nanotechnology
    • Design theories and methods
Keywords
high frequency design Terahertz signal generation Electro-optic codesign analog and mixed signal integrated circuits
 
Project description

In a segmented modulator, the electrode is split in smaller parts. By turning on/off the various parts, it is possible to create a multitude of optical levels. As such, no electrical DAC and no linear driver are needed, saving a lot of power. The smaller electrodes can be driven more easily, cheaper silicon electronics can be applied