High Speed Silicon Photonic Modulators (Tu2H.1)
02:00 PM - 02:30 PM Invited Submission
We review the progress on high speed silicon photonic modulators based on dispersion plasma effect. We present the demonstrations of silicon-based 90 Gbaud intensity modulator, 100G CWDM4 transmitter, I-Q modulator and optical frequency comb generator.
Efficient Single-Drive Push-Pull Silicon Mach-Zehnder Modulators with U-Shaped PN Junctions for the O-Band (Tu2H.2)
02:30 PM - 02:45 PM Contributed Submission
We demonstrate silicon Mach-Zehnder modulators with efficient (VπL = 0.46V cm at a bias of -0.5V) and low-loss phase-shifters for the O-band. A 2-mm long device had a 3-dB bandwidth of 13GHz and supported 24Gb/s modulation.
A 44Gbps High Extinction Ratio Silicon Mach-Zehnder Modulator with a 3D-Integrated 28nm FD-SOI CMOS Driver (Tu2H.3)
02:45 PM - 03:00 PM Contributed Submission
We present a silicon electro-optic transmitter consisting of a 28nm UTBB FD-SOI CMOS driver flip-chip integrated onto a Mach-Zehnder modulator. At 44 Gbps, the extinction ratio was 6.4 dB at the modulator quadrature operation point.
Silicon Photonics Modulator Architectures for Multi-Level Signal Generation and Transmission (Tu2H.4)
03:00 PM - 03:15 PM Contributed Submission
We present two SiP modulator architectures for PAM-4 signal generation. We demonstrate the transmission of 56 Gbaud PAM-4 over 1 km of SMF. An 84 Gbaud PAM-4 generation below KP4 FEC threshold is also achieved.
Dual Polarization O-Band Silicon Photonic Intensity Modulator for Stokes Vector Direct Detection Systems (Tu2H.5)
03:15 PM - 03:30 PM Contributed Submission
We present an O-band dual-polarization silicon photonic intensity-modulator for short reach direct-detection applications. We demonstrate 112 Gb/s DP-OOK transmission over 10 km at a BER of 6.6x10-6 using a Stokes vector direct-detection receiver.
Tapless Locking of Silicon Ring Modulators for WDM Applications (Tu2H.6)
03:30 PM - 03:45 PM Contributed Submission
Novel method for tapless locking of silicon ring modulators for WDM applications is discussed. Wavelength locking with an athermal operation over the temperature variations of 6C is demonstrated at the data rates of 10 Gbit/s.
Characterization of Electro-Optic Bandwidth of Ultra-High Speed Modulators (Tu2H.7)
03:45 PM - 04:00 PM Contributed Submission
We propose and demonstrate a method for measuring the bandwidth of electro-optic modulators up to 100 GHz using an RF synthesizer, a Mach-Zehnder modulator, a photodiode, and an optical spectrum analyzer