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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 16, Iss. 8 — Apr. 14, 2008
  • pp: 5739–5745

Data quality dependencies in microring-based DPSK transmitter and receiver

Lin Zhang, Yunchu Li, Muping Song, Raymond G. Beausoleil, and Alan E. Willner  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 16, Issue 8, pp. 5739-5745 (2008)

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An ultra-small silicon-based microring modulator and filter were proposed to generate and demodulate NRZ DPSK at 10 Gb/s. In this paper, we analyze performance dependencies of the modulator and demodulator under different operating conditions, such as variable laser linewidth, phase shift, demodulator offset and receiver bandwidth. Data quality of the microring-based DPSK transceiver can be optimized with eye-opening improvement of up to 7 dB. Transmission performance of the all-microring-based DPSK signal over a 70-km single mode fiber is compared to that of DPSK using a Mach-Zehnder modulator and a delay-line interferometer.

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OCIS Codes
(060.0060) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics and optical communications
(130.0130) Integrated optics : Integrated optics
(200.4650) Optics in computing : Optical interconnects
(230.4110) Optical devices : Modulators

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

Original Manuscript: February 7, 2008
Revised Manuscript: March 26, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: April 6, 2008
Published: April 9, 2008

Lin Zhang, Yunchu Li, Muping Song, Raymond G. Beausoleil, and Alan E. Willner, "Data quality dependencies in microring-based DPSK transmitter and receiver," Opt. Express 16, 5739-5745 (2008)

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