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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 20, Iss. 8 — Apr. 9, 2012
  • pp: 8681–8688

Error-free transmission of microring-modulated BPSK

Kishore Padmaraju, Noam Ophir, Qianfan Xu, Bradley Schmidt, Jagat Shakya, Sasikanth Manipatruni, Michal Lipson, and Keren Bergman  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 20, Issue 8, pp. 8681-8688 (2012)

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We demonstrate the generation of error-free binary-phase-shift-keyed (BPSK) data at 5 Gb/s using a silicon microring modulator. The microring-modulated BPSK signal is propagated at fiber lengths up to 80 km, maintaining error-free performance, while demonstrating resilience to chromatic dispersion. Bit-error-rate measurements and eye diagrams show near equivalent performance of a microring-based BPSK modulator as compared to commercial LiNbO3 phase modulators.

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OCIS Codes
(060.5060) Fiber optics and optical communications : Phase modulation
(230.3120) Optical devices : Integrated optics devices

ToC Category:
Integrated Optics

Original Manuscript: February 7, 2012
Revised Manuscript: March 22, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: March 24, 2012
Published: March 29, 2012

Kishore Padmaraju, Noam Ophir, Qianfan Xu, Bradley Schmidt, Jagat Shakya, Sasikanth Manipatruni, Michal Lipson, and Keren Bergman, "Error-free transmission of microring-modulated BPSK," Opt. Express 20, 8681-8688 (2012)

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