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Low-voltage differentially-signaled modulators

United States Patent

September 8, 2015
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Photonic modulators and methods of modulating an input optical signal are provided. A photonic modulator includes at least one modulator section and differential drive circuitry. The at least one modulator section includes a P-type layer and an N-type layer forming a PN junction in the modulator section. The differential drive circuitry is electrically coupled to the P-type layer and the N-type layer of the at least one modulator section.
Zortman; William A. (Corrales, NM), Lentine; Anthony L. (Albuquerque, NM), Hsia; Alexander H. (Albuquerque, NM), Watts; Michael R. (Hingham, MA)
Sandia Corporation (Albuquerque, NM)
13/ 770,501
February 19, 2013
STATEMENT REGARDING FEDERALLY SPONSORED RESEARCH This invention was developed under Contract DE-AC04-94AL85000 between Sandia Corporation and the U.S. Department of Energy. The U.S. Government has certain rights in this invention.