22 February 2013 Terabit/s data transmission using optical frequency combs
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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.
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C. Koos, C. Koos, J. Leuthold, J. Leuthold, W. Freude, W. Freude, T. J. Kippenberg, T. J. Kippenberg, J. Pfeifle, J. Pfeifle, C. Weimann, C. Weimann, K. Hartinger, K. Hartinger, V. Brasch, V. Brasch, T. Herr, T. Herr, R. Holzwarth, R. Holzwarth, D. Hillerkuss, D. Hillerkuss, R. Schmogrow, R. Schmogrow, } "Terabit/s data transmission using optical frequency combs", Proc. SPIE 8600, Laser Resonators, Microresonators, and Beam Control XV, 860009 (22 February 2013); doi: 10.1117/12.2003701; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2003701
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