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Nanophotonics for a green internet
Author(s): Dieter Bimberg; Gunter Larisch
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Paper Abstract

Energy efficient 200+ Gbit/s single fiber data transmission systems can be realized by wavelength multiplexing the directly modulated Vertical-Cavity Surface-Emitting Lasers (VCSELs) presented here, emitting at the four wavelengths 850 nm, 880 nm, 910 nm, and 940 nm. Large energy efficiency defined by a heat to data ratio (HBR) of only 240 fJ/bit @ 50 Gb/s is observed. Tuning the cavity photon lifetime is demonstrated to lead to an increase of the data rate in concert with a reduction of the HDR. The large linearity of our L-I-characteristics will allow easily higher order modulation rates. Our results might impact ongoing discussions of new physical layer standards for IEEE 802.3cm and cd coarse wavelength multiplexing standards across OM5 multimode fiber enabling up to 400 Gbit/s error-free transmission.

Paper Details

Date Published: 9 April 2019
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 10922, Smart Photonic and Optoelectronic Integrated Circuits XXI, 109220B (9 April 2019); doi: 10.1117/12.2506015
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Dieter Bimberg, Changchun Institute of Optics, Fine Mechanics and Physics (China)
Technische Univ. Berlin (Germany)
Gunter Larisch, Changchun Institute of Optics (China)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10922:
Smart Photonic and Optoelectronic Integrated Circuits XXI
Sailing He; El-Hang Lee, Editor(s)

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