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Directly modulated wavelength-multiplexed integrated microring laser array

Bennecer, A., Williams, K. A., Penty, R. V., White, I. H., Hamacher, M. and Heidrich, H. (2008) Directly modulated wavelength-multiplexed integrated microring laser array. IEEE Photonics Technology Letters. 20(16), pp. 1411-1413. 1041-1135.

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Abstract: The first demonstration of a directly modulated microring laser array is presented for ON-OFF keyed, wavelength- division-multiplexed fiber-optic data transmission. GaInAsP–InP microring resonators oscillating at separate wavelengths in the 1.5-m band are vertically coupled to a common passive wave-guide bus, which is fabricated on the reverse side of the InP membrane. Two microrings defined with radii for a wavelength channel separation of 6 nm have been assessed for both individual and simultaneous operation. Negligible power penalty (0.2 dB ) is observed for wavelength-division-multiplexed operation with and without transmission over a 25-km fiber span in a manner which indicates low crosstalk between the integrated sources. A device area of less than 0.12 mm per microring on a common passive bus allows a highly scalable solution for short-reach wavelength-multiplexed links.
Subjects: T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics. Nuclear engineering > TK5101 Telecommunication > TK5103.592 Optical fiber communication
T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General) > TA1501 Applied optics. Photonics
Creators: Bennecer, Abdeldjalil, Williams, K A, Penty, R V, White, I H, Hamacher, M and Heidrich, H
Publisher: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Faculties, Divisions and Institutes: Faculties > Faculty of Arts, Science & Technology > Engineering
Date: 15 August 2008
Date Type: Publication
Page Range: pp. 1411-1413
Journal or Publication Title: IEEE Photonics Technology Letters
Volume: 20
Number: 16
Language: English
ISSN: 1041-1135
Status: Published / Disseminated
Refereed: Yes

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