19 April 2013 Silicon photonics for advanced optical communication systems
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Recent progress on Si-based optical components for advanced optical communication systems has been demonstrated. The polarization beam splitter with extinction ratio of more than 20 dB and the optical 90-deg hybrid having phase deviation within ±5-deg were obtained using multimode interference structures. The 12  Gb/s modulators and the 20 GHz photodetectors were measured. Benefiting from the unique properties of silicon modulator, an error-free 80 Km transmission of the signals generated by our silicon carrier-depletion Mach-Zehnder modulator was also demonstrated at 10  Gb/s and the power penalty was as low as 1.15 dB. These results show that silicon photonics has a great potential in advanced optical communication systems.
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Zhiping Zhou, Zhiping Zhou, Xingjun Wang, Xingjun Wang, Huaxiang Yi, Huaxiang Yi, Zhijuan Tu, Zhijuan Tu, Wei Tan, Wei Tan, Qifeng Long, Qifeng Long, Mei Yin, Mei Yin, Yawen Huang, Yawen Huang, } "Silicon photonics for advanced optical communication systems," Optical Engineering 52(4), 045007 (19 April 2013). https://doi.org/10.1117/1.OE.52.4.045007 . Submission:
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