The Mach-Zehnder Interferometer (MZI) is a basic building
block for numerous useful silicon photonic constructs such as modulators,
switches and filters. This paper will
detail a design proposal for multiple MZI devices built with
silicon-on-insulator (SOI) technology with strip waveguides.
This proposal will consist of 3 further sections, a brief review
of the MZI theory. Model and Simulation
results that describe the proposed design.
Finally, a conclusion that presents the next steps for layout,
fabrication and test.