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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 20, Iss. 19 — Sep. 10, 2012
  • pp: 21223–21234

Design and demonstration of ultra-fast W-band photonic transmitter-mixer and detectors for 25 Gbits/sec error-free wireless linking

Nan-Wei Chen, Jin-Wei Shi, Hsuan-Ju Tsai, Jhih-Min Wun, Fong-Ming Kuo, Jeffery Hesler, Thomas W. Crowe, and John E. Bowers  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 20, Issue 19, pp. 21223-21234 (2012)

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A 25 Gbits/s error-free on-off-keying (OOK) wireless link between an ultra high-speed W-band photonic transmitter-mixer (PTM) and a fast W-band envelope detector is demonstrated. At the transmission end, the high-speed PTM is developed with an active near-ballistic uni-traveling carrier photodiode (NBUTC-PD) integrated with broadband front-end circuitry via the flip-chip bonding technique. Compared to our previous work, the wireless data rate is significantly increased through the improvement on the bandwidth of the front-end circuitry together with the reduction of the intermediate-frequency (IF) driving voltage of the active NBUTC-PD. The demonstrated PTM has a record-wide IF modulation (DC-25 GHz) and optical-to-electrical fractional bandwidths (68-128 GHz, ~67%). At the receiver end, the demodulation is realized with an ultra-fast W-band envelope detector built with a zero-bias Schottky barrier diode with a record wide video bandwidth (37 GHz) and excellent sensitivity. The demonstrated PTM is expected to find applications in multi-gigabit short-range wireless communication.

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OCIS Codes
(040.5160) Detectors : Photodetectors
(060.5625) Fiber optics and optical communications : Radio frequency photonics

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

Original Manuscript: July 12, 2012
Revised Manuscript: August 11, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: August 17, 2012
Published: August 31, 2012

Nan-Wei Chen, Jin-Wei Shi, Hsuan-Ju Tsai, Jhih-Min Wun, Fong-Ming Kuo, Jeffery Hesler, Thomas W. Crowe, and John E. Bowers, "Design and demonstration of ultra-fast W-band photonic transmitter-mixer and detectors for 25 Gbits/sec error-free wireless linking," Opt. Express 20, 21223-21234 (2012)

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