Dual phase-shift Bragg grating silicon photonic modulator operating up to 60 Gb/s

Authors: Bédard, KevenSimard, Alexandre D.Filion, BenoitPainchaud, YvesRusch, LeslieLa Rochelle, Sophie
Abstract: We demonstrate PAM-4 and OOK operation of a novel silicon photonic modulator. The modulator design is based on two phase-shifts in a Bragg Grating structure driven in a push pull configuration. Back-to-back PAM-4 modulation is demonstrated below the FEC threshold at up to 60 Gb/s. OOK modulation is also shown up to 55 Gb/s with MMSE equalization and up to 50 Gb/s without equalization. Eye diagrams and BER curves at different bit rates are provided for both PAM-4 and OOK modulations. To our knowledge, this structure is the fastest silicon photonic modulator based on Bragg gratings, reaching modulation speed comparable to the fastest Mach-Zehnder modulators and micro-ring modulators.
Document Type: Article de recherche
Issue Date: 29 January 2016
Open Access Date: 16 September 2016
Document version: AM
Permalink: http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11794/9949
This document was published in: Optics express, Vol. 24 (3), 2413-2419 (2016)
Optical Society of America
Alternative version: 10.1364/OE.24.002413
Collection:Articles publiés dans des revues avec comité de lecture

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