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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 17, Iss. 22 — Oct. 26, 2009
  • pp: 20242–20248

Demonstration of balanced coherent detection using polymer optical waveguide integrated distributed traveling-wave photodetectors

Junghwan Kim, W. B. Johnson, S. Kanakaraju, W. N. Herman, and Chi H. Lee  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 17, Issue 22, pp. 20242-20248 (2009)

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We have demonstrated balanced coherent detection using distributed balanced traveling-wave photodetectors integrated with single mode polymer optical waveguides. Balanced distributed traveling-wave photodetectors having 3 dB bandwidth of 20 GHz exhibited 20 dB signal to noise ratio improvement measured at 15 GHz modulation frequency in a balanced coherent detection demonstration.

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OCIS Codes
(040.5160) Detectors : Photodetectors
(060.1660) Fiber optics and optical communications : Coherent communications
(060.2920) Fiber optics and optical communications : Homodyning
(230.7020) Optical devices : Traveling-wave devices
(250.5460) Optoelectronics : Polymer waveguides

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Original Manuscript: September 3, 2009
Revised Manuscript: October 14, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: October 20, 2009
Published: October 21, 2009

Junghwan Kim, W. B. Johnson, S. Kanakaraju, W. N. Herman, and Chi H. Lee, "Demonstration of balanced coherent detection using polymer optical waveguide integrated distributed traveling-wave photodetectors," Opt. Express 17, 20242-20248 (2009)

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