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Progress toward the development of a 100 Gb/s optical data link
Author(s): Carl M. Verber; Jinkee Kim; Ronson K. Tan; Yuan-Ning Weng; Zhiping James Zhou
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Paper Abstract

As part of the activities of the ARPA-funded, Ultra-Fast Optical Communication Consortium, hardware is being developed which is designed to provide an interface between a parallel array of 1 Gb/s electronic data sources and a 100 Gb/s, single-wavelength fiber optic channel. The input device is an integrated-optic tapped delay line (TDL) whose taps are set by the parallel electrical data streams which are then strobed by a 2 psec pulse to create an n-but optical word with an internal data rate of 100 Gb/s. A prototype device which uses arrays of fixed TIPE gratings for beam splitting and combining and which uses an array of electro-optic gratings as switched is currently being fabricated in a planar LiNbO3 waveguide. Preliminary results and alternative TDL designs will be discussed. The output device, which employs waveguide second harmonic generation in a specially-designed GaAlAs waveguide, converts the temporal optical word into a spatial array of optical signals which can be detected in parallel. Experimental results will be presented which demonstrate that the serial-to-parallel converter can operate at rates exceeding 100 Gb/s, and can be expected to result in bit error rates of better than 10-9 in a high-speed data link. The use of the integrated optic devices in CDMA as well as TDMA systems will be discussed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 30 June 1995
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 2481, Photonic Device Engineering for Dual-Use Applications, (30 June 1995); doi: 10.1117/12.212727
Show Author Affiliations
Carl M. Verber, Georgia Institute of Technology (United States)
Jinkee Kim, Georgia Institute of Technology (United States)
Ronson K. Tan, Georgia Institute of Technology (United States)
Yuan-Ning Weng, Georgia Institute of Technology (United States)
Zhiping James Zhou, Georgia Institute of Technology (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2481:
Photonic Device Engineering for Dual-Use Applications
Andrew R. Pirich, Editor(s)

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