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Terabit/s data transmission using optical frequency combs
Author(s): C. Koos; J. Leuthold; W. Freude; T. J. Kippenberg; J. Pfeifle; C. Weimann; K. Hartinger; V. Brasch; T. Herr; R. Holzwarth; D. Hillerkuss; R. Schmogrow
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Paper Abstract

Terabit/s interconnects rely on advanced wavelength-division multiplexing (WDM) schemes. However, while efficient photonic-electronic interfaces can be efficiently realized on silicon-on-insulator chips, dense integration of WDM laser sources still represents a major challenge. Chip-scale frequency comb sources are an attractive alternative for providing optical carriers for WDM transmission. In this paper we give an overview on our recent work towards terabit/s data transmission using optical frequency combs. We demonstrate transmission of a 32.5 Tbit/s data stream using a modelocked solid-state laser as an optical source. Our current experiments aim at transmission schemes that exploit Kerr nonlinearities in high-Q microresonators for frequency comb generation.

Paper Details

Date Published: 22 February 2013
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 8600, Laser Resonators, Microresonators, and Beam Control XV, 860009 (22 February 2013); doi: 10.1117/12.2003701
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C. Koos, Karlsruher Institut für Technologie (Germany)
J. Leuthold, Karlsruher Institut für Technologie (Germany)
W. Freude, Karlsruher Institut für Technologie (Germany)
T. J. Kippenberg, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (Switzerland)
J. Pfeifle, Karlsruher Institut für Technologie (Germany)
C. Weimann, Karlsruher Institut für Technologie (Germany)
K. Hartinger, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (Switzerland)
Menlo Systems GmgH (Germany)
V. Brasch, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (Switzerland)
T. Herr, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (Switzerland)
R. Holzwarth, Max Planck Institut für Quantenoptik (Germany)
Menlo Systems GmgH (Germany)
D. Hillerkuss, Karlsruher Institut für Technologie (Germany)
R. Schmogrow, Karlsruher Institut für Technologie (Germany)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8600:
Laser Resonators, Microresonators, and Beam Control XV
Alexis V. Kudryashov; Alan H. Paxton; Vladimir S. Ilchenko; Lutz Aschke; Kunihiko Washio, Editor(s)

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