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Integrated silicon photonic circuit: monolithic 8-channel modulator, tap, vertical coupler, and flip-chip mounted photodetector array
Author(s): B. Thomas Smith; Hongbing Lei; Cheng-Chih Kung; Dazeng Feng; Jeremy Yin; Hong Liang
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Paper Abstract

This paper describes a silicon photonic circuit of eight fiber-optic input ports, each port leads through an electro-photonic modulator to a 0.95/0.05 coupler, where the 95% signal is guided to a fiber-optic output port and the 5% signal is terminated by a vertical coupler and a down-looking photodetector. Applications include telecommunication equipment requiring microsecond speed for rapid power balancing, transient suppression, and subcarrier modulation for channel tracking and system health monitoring. Circuit elements and initial measurements are described.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 March 2006
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 6125, Silicon Photonics, 61250I (1 March 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.646292
Show Author Affiliations
B. Thomas Smith, Kotura, Inc. (United States)
Hongbing Lei, Kotura, Inc. (United States)
Cheng-Chih Kung, Kotura, Inc. (United States)
Dazeng Feng, Kotura, Inc. (United States)
Jeremy Yin, Kotura, Inc. (United States)
Hong Liang, Kotura, Inc. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6125:
Silicon Photonics
Joel A. Kubby; Graham T. Reed, Editor(s)

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