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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 18, Iss. 13 — Jun. 21, 2010
  • pp: 13510–13515

Multi-channel silicon photonic receiver based on ring-resonators

Qing Fang, Yu Ting Phang, Chee Wei Tan, Tsung-Yang Liow, Ming Bin Yu, Guo Qiang Lo, and Dim Lee Kwong  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 18, Issue 13, pp. 13510-13515 (2010)

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We demonstrated a high performance monolithically integrated multi-channel receiver fabricated on the SOI platform. This receiver is composed of a 1 x 8 Si-based ring-resonators filter and an array of high speed waveguided Ge-on-Si photodetectors. The optical channel spacing is about 1.5 nm. The responsivity of Ge-on-Si photodetector is about 1.0 A/W at the wavelength range of 1554 nm to 1564 nm. Each channel is capable of operating at a data rate of 20 Gbps, resulting in an aggregate data rate of 160 Gbps. At a BER of 1 × 10−11, the receiver showed an optical input sensitivity of between −20 dBm and −21 dBm for each channel at 10 Gbps data rate.

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OCIS Codes
(130.0250) Integrated optics : Optoelectronics
(130.2790) Integrated optics : Guided waves
(130.3120) Integrated optics : Integrated optics devices
(220.0220) Optical design and fabrication : Optical design and fabrication

ToC Category:
Integrated Optics

Original Manuscript: March 4, 2010
Revised Manuscript: April 18, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: April 19, 2010
Published: June 8, 2010

Qing Fang, Yu Ting Phang, Chee Wei Tan, Tsung-Yang Liow, Ming Bin Yu, Guo Qiang Lo, and Dim Lee Kwong, "Multi-channel silicon photonic receiver based on ring-resonators," Opt. Express 18, 13510-13515 (2010)

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