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Silicon photonics for advanced optical communication systems
Author(s): Zhiping Zhou; Xingjun Wang; Huaxiang Yi; Zhijuan Tu; Wei Tan; Qifeng Long; Mei Yin; Yawen Huang
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Paper Abstract

Recent progress on Si-based optical components for advanced optical communication systems has been demonstrated. The polarization beam splitter with extinction ratio of more than 20 dB and the optical 90-deg hybrid having phase deviation within ±5-deg were obtained using multimode interference structures. The 12  Gb/s modulators and the 20 GHz photodetectors were measured. Benefiting from the unique properties of silicon modulator, an error-free 80 Km transmission of the signals generated by our silicon carrier-depletion Mach-Zehnder modulator was also demonstrated at 10  Gb/s and the power penalty was as low as 1.15 dB. These results show that silicon photonics has a great potential in advanced optical communication systems.

Paper Details

Date Published: 19 April 2013
PDF: 9 pages
Opt. Eng. 52(4) 045007 doi: 10.1117/1.OE.52.4.045007
Published in: Optical Engineering Volume 52, Issue 4
Show Author Affiliations
Zhiping Zhou, Peking Univ. (China)
Xingjun Wang, Peking Univ. (China)
Huaxiang Yi, Peking Univ. (China)
Zhijuan Tu, Peking Univ. (China)
Wei Tan, Peking Univ. (China)
Qifeng Long, Peking Univ. (China)
Mei Yin, Peking Univ. (China)
Yawen Huang, Peking Univ. (China)

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