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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 14, Iss. 20 — Oct. 2, 2006
  • pp: 9431–9435

Cascaded silicon micro-ring modulators for WDM optical interconnection

Qianfan Xu, Brad Schmidt, Jagat Shakya, and Michal Lipson  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 14, Issue 20, pp. 9431-9435 (2006)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.14.009431


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Abstract

We experimentally demonstrate cascaded silicon micro-ring modulators as the key components of a WDM interconnection system. We show clean eye-diagrams when each of the four micro-ring modulators is modulated at 4 Gbit/s. We show that optical inter-channel crosstalk is negligible with a channel spacing of 1.3 nm.

© 2006 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(130.3120) Integrated optics : Integrated optics devices
(230.2090) Optical devices : Electro-optical devices
(250.5300) Optoelectronics : Photonic integrated circuits

ToC Category:
Optical Devices

History
Original Manuscript: June 30, 2006
Revised Manuscript: September 5, 2006
Manuscript Accepted: September 13, 2006
Published: October 2, 2006

Citation
Qianfan Xu, Brad Schmidt, Jagat Shakya, and Michal Lipson, "Cascaded silicon micro-ring modulators for WDM optical interconnection," Opt. Express 14, 9431-9435 (2006)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-14-20-9431


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