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Optics Express

  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 21, Iss. 11 — Jun. 3, 2013
  • pp: 13219–13227

Silicon-organic hybrid (SOH) IQ modulator using the linear electro-optic effect for transmitting 16QAM at 112 Gbit/s

Dietmar Korn, Robert Palmer, Hui Yu, Philipp C. Schindler, Luca Alloatti, Moritz Baier, René Schmogrow, Wim Bogaerts, Shankar Kumar Selvaraja, Guy Lepage, Marianna Pantouvaki, Johan M.D. Wouters, Peter Verheyen, Joris Van Campenhout, Baoquan Chen, Roel Baets, Philippe Absil, Raluca Dinu, Christian Koos, Wolfgang Freude, and Juerg Leuthold  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 21, Issue 11, pp. 13219-13227 (2013)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.21.013219


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Abstract

Advanced modulation formats call for suitable IQ modulators. Using the silicon-on-insulator (SOI) platform we exploit the linear electro-optic effect by functionalizing a photonic integrated circuit with an organic χ(2)-nonlinear cladding. We demonstrate that this silicon-organic hybrid (SOH) technology allows the fabrication of IQ modulators for generating 16QAM signals with data rates up to 112 Gbit/s. To the best of our knowledge, this is the highest single-polarization data rate achieved so far with a silicon-integrated modulator. We found an energy consumption of 640 fJ/bit.

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OCIS Codes
(060.4080) Fiber optics and optical communications : Modulation
(230.7370) Optical devices : Waveguides
(250.5300) Optoelectronics : Photonic integrated circuits
(250.7360) Optoelectronics : Waveguide modulators

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Optoelectronics

History
Original Manuscript: March 15, 2013
Revised Manuscript: April 26, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: April 30, 2013
Published: May 23, 2013

Citation
Dietmar Korn, Robert Palmer, Hui Yu, Philipp C. Schindler, Luca Alloatti, Moritz Baier, René Schmogrow, Wim Bogaerts, Shankar Kumar Selvaraja, Guy Lepage, Marianna Pantouvaki, Johan M.D. Wouters, Peter Verheyen, Joris Van Campenhout, Baoquan Chen, Roel Baets, Philippe Absil, Raluca Dinu, Christian Koos, Wolfgang Freude, and Juerg Leuthold, "Silicon-organic hybrid (SOH) IQ modulator using the linear electro-optic effect for transmitting 16QAM at 112 Gbit/s," Opt. Express 21, 13219-13227 (2013)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-21-11-13219


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