Directly modulated wavelength-multiplexed integrated microring laser array

Abdeldjalil Bennecer, K A Williams, R V Penty, I H White, M Hamacher, H Heidrich

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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.
Original languageEnglish
Article number16
Pages (from-to)1411 - 1413
Number of pages3
JournalIEEE Photonics Technology Letters
Volume20
Issue number16
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 15 Aug 2008

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