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  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 22, Iss. 15 — Jul. 28, 2014
  • pp: 18543–18555

A 60 Gb/s MDM-WDM Si photonic link with < 0.7 dB power penalty per channel

Jeffrey B. Driscoll, Christine P. Chen, Richard R. Grote, Brian Souhan, Jerry I. Dadap, Aaron Stein, Ming Lu, Keren Bergman, and Richard M. Osgood, Jr.  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 22, Issue 15, pp. 18543-18555 (2014)

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Mode-division-multiplexing (MDM) and wavelength-division-multiplexing (WDM) are employed simultaneously in a multimode silicon waveguide to realize on-chip MDM and MDM-WDM transmission. Asymmetric Y-junction MDM multiplexers and demultiplexers are utilized for low coherently suppressed demultiplexed crosstalk at the receiver. We demonstrate aggregate bandwidths of 20 Gb/s and 60 Gb/s for MDM and MDM-WDM on-chip links, respectively, with measured 10−9 BER power penalties between 0.1 dB and 0.7 dB per channel.

© 2014 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(060.4230) Fiber optics and optical communications : Multiplexing
(060.4510) Fiber optics and optical communications : Optical communications
(130.3120) Integrated optics : Integrated optics devices
(200.4650) Optics in computing : Optical interconnects

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Optical Communications

Original Manuscript: May 5, 2014
Manuscript Accepted: June 14, 2014
Published: July 23, 2014

Jeffrey B. Driscoll, Christine P. Chen, Richard R. Grote, Brian Souhan, Jerry I. Dadap, Aaron Stein, Ming Lu, Keren Bergman, and Richard M. Osgood, "A 60 Gb/s MDM-WDM Si photonic link with < 0.7 dB power penalty per channel," Opt. Express 22, 18543-18555 (2014)

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