<p><a href="http://www.osa-jon.org/virtual_issue.cfm?vid=28">Feature Issue on Nanoscale Integrated Photonics for Optical Networks</a></p>Dense wavelength division multiplexed (DWDM) large-scale, single-chip transmitter and receiver photonic integrated circuits (PICs), each capable of operating at 100 Gbits/s, have been deployed in the field since the end of 2004. These highly integrated InP chips have significantly changed the economics of long-haul optical transport networks. First, a review of the ten-channel, 100 Gbits/s PIC is presented. Then two extensions of the technology are demonstrated; first is wide temperature, coolerless operation of the 100 Gbits/s PIC, and second is a single integrated chip with 40 channels operating at 40 Gbits/s, capable of an aggregate data rate of 1.6 Tbits/s.
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Nanoscale Integrated Photonics for Optical Networks
Original Manuscript: September 7, 2006
Manuscript Accepted: November 7, 2006
Published: January 11, 2007
Nanoscale Integrated Photonics for Optical Networks (2006) Journal of Optical Networking
Radhakrishnan Nagarajan, Masaki Kato, Jacco Pleumeekers, Peter Evans, Damien Lambert, Arnold Chen, Vince Dominic, Atul Mathur, Prashant Chavarkar, Mark Missey, Andrew Dentai, Sheila Hurtt, Johan Bäck, Ranjani Muthiah, Sanjeev Murthy, Randal Salvatore, Charles Joyner, Jon Rossi, Richard Schneider, Mehrdad Ziari, Huan-Shang Tsai, Jeffrey Bostak, Michael Kauffman, Stephen Pennypacker, Timothy Butrie, Michael Reffle, Dave Mehuys, Matthew Mitchell, Alan Nilsson, Stephen Grubb, Fred Kish, and David Welch, "Large-scale photonic integrated circuits for long-haul transmission and switching," J. Opt. Netw. 6, 102-111 (2007)