Optical modulation using silicon
Light modulators are important components for optical communications systems and optical interconnection strategies. III-V semiconductors, as well as non-semiconductor crystals such as LiNbO3, are the traditional materials of choice for these modulators, but there is mounting evidence that silicon can also be used. The central role of silicon in the microelectronics industry makes this an interesting possibility.
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