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Optics Express

  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 22, Iss. 13 — Jun. 30, 2014
  • pp: 16431–16438

Silicon Mod-MUX-Ring transmitter with 4 channels at 40 Gb/s

Yang Liu, Ran Ding, Yangjin Ma, Yisu Yang, Zhe Xuan, Qi Li, Andy Eu-Jin Lim, Guo-Qiang Lo, Keren Bergman, Tom Baehr-Jones, and Michael Hochberg  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 22, Issue 13, pp. 16431-16438 (2014)

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We propose for the first time the Mod-MUX-Ring architecture for microring based WDM transmitter. A prototype Mod-MUX-Ring transmitter with 4 channels and 400 GHz channel spacing is demonstrated and fully characterized at 40 Gb/s channel rate. Under 2.7 V driving voltage, error-free (BER < 10−12) operation is achieved on all channels, with 3 dB extinction ratio. Performance comparisons to Lithium Niobate modulators are made.

© 2014 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(130.3120) Integrated optics : Integrated optics devices
(250.5300) Optoelectronics : Photonic integrated circuits
(130.4110) Integrated optics : Modulators

ToC Category:
Integrated Optics

Original Manuscript: April 10, 2014
Revised Manuscript: May 22, 2014
Manuscript Accepted: June 8, 2014
Published: June 25, 2014

Yang Liu, Ran Ding, Yangjin Ma, Yisu Yang, Zhe Xuan, Qi Li, Andy Eu-Jin Lim, Guo-Qiang Lo, Keren Bergman, Tom Baehr-Jones, and Michael Hochberg, "Silicon Mod-MUX-Ring transmitter with 4 channels at 40 Gb/s," Opt. Express 22, 16431-16438 (2014)

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