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Scaling CMOS photonics transceivers beyond 100 Gb/s
Author(s): Attila Mekis; Sherif Abdalla; Peter M. De Dobbelaere; Dennis Foltz; Steffen Gloeckner; Steven Hovey; Steven Jackson; Yi Liang; Michael Mack; Gianlorenzo Masini; Rafaela Novais; Mark Peterson; Thierry Pinguet; Subal Sahni; Jeff Schramm; Michael Sharp; Daniel Song; Brian P. Welch; Kosei Yokoyama; Shuhuan Yu
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Paper Abstract

We report on the performance of an integrated four-channel parallel optical transceiver built in a CMOS photonics process, operating at 28 Gb/s per channel. The optical engine of the transceiver comprises a single silicon die and a hybrid integrated DFB laser. The silicon die contains the all functionalities needed for an optical transceiver: transmitter and receiver optics, electrical driver, receiver and control circuits. We also describe the CMOS photonics platform used to build such transceiver device, which consists of: an optically enabled CMOS process, a photonic device library, and a design infrastructure that is modeled after standard circuit design tools. We discuss how this platform can scale to higher speeds and channel counts.

Paper Details

Date Published: 2 February 2012
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 8265, Optoelectronic Integrated Circuits XIV, 82650A (2 February 2012); doi: 10.1117/12.911581
Show Author Affiliations
Attila Mekis, Luxtera (United States)
Sherif Abdalla, Luxtera (United States)
Peter M. De Dobbelaere, Luxtera (United States)
Dennis Foltz, Luxtera (United States)
Steffen Gloeckner, Luxtera (United States)
Steven Hovey, Luxtera (United States)
Steven Jackson, Luxtera (United States)
Yi Liang, Luxtera (United States)
Michael Mack, Luxtera (United States)
Gianlorenzo Masini, Luxtera (United States)
Rafaela Novais, Luxtera (United States)
Mark Peterson, Luxtera (United States)
Thierry Pinguet, Luxtera (United States)
Subal Sahni, Luxtera (United States)
Jeff Schramm, Luxtera (United States)
Michael Sharp, Luxtera (United States)
Daniel Song, Luxtera (United States)
Brian P. Welch, Luxtera (United States)
Kosei Yokoyama, Luxtera (United States)
Shuhuan Yu, Luxtera (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8265:
Optoelectronic Integrated Circuits XIV
Louay A. Eldada; El-Hang Lee, Editor(s)

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