The Optical Networking and Communication
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San Diego Convention Center,
San Diego, California, USA

Novel DS-EML Chip for 100G Single Wavelength Solutions


18 March 2016

Michael Theurer

Novel DS-EML Chip for 100G Single Wavelength Solutions

Fraunhofer HHI, one of the world’s leading research institutes of optical components, is pleased to announce a novel double-side electroabsorption modulated DFB laser (DS-EML). This chip, co-developed with Huawei, integrates EAMs at both sides of a single DFB which allows modulating two independent signals from both laser sides. The operation of 2 x 56 Gb/s NRZ data with excellent eyes on a single DSEML device has been demonstrated.
The latest result of 100G DP-PAM4 system test using the DS-EML device will be shown for the first time during the presentation. By using this novel design, the researchers from HHI and Huawei successfully demonstrated a 100G single wavelength transmission system with sufficient link budget for 80km fiber without EDFA or SOA. For 100Gbps metro optical interconnection applications, a low cost and high performance module is needed among aggregation layer routers. This novel design is based on traditional EML structure, thus will have a huge advantage in size, power and transmitting distance, which will make it fit small modules like CFP2-DCO.
The paper ‘2 x 56 GB/s from a Double Side Electroabsorption Modulated DFB Laser’ (Tu3D.6) will be presented on March 22nd afternoon. For any further information you are welcome to visit us at our booth 3013.
Chip Features and Highlights :
  • Single chip supporting 2 independent channels with excellent consistency
  • High bandwidth for 56Gbaud signals
  • Common Active structure
  • Single wavelength 100G for 80km fiber transmission without amplifiers
About Fraunhofer HHI
The Fraunhofer Heinrich Hertz Institute (HHI) is a world leading institute for applied research in the field of communication networks and multimedia systems. HHI sets standards in photonic networks and systems, fiber optic sensor systems and award winning video coding and transmission. The department of Photonic Components focuses on 10 to 100 Gbit transmission and develops high-performance telecom components. Therefor HHI runs its own semiconductor fab. Our interdisciplinary team bridges the gap between academia and industry and provides innovative solutions tailored to customer’s needs.
About Huawei
Huawei is a leading global information and communications technology (ICT) solutions provider. Our aim is to enrich life and improve efficiency through a better connected world, acting as a responsible corporate citizen, innovative enabler for the information society, and collaborative contributor to the industry. Driven by customer-centric innovation and open partnerships, Huawei has established an end-to-end ICT solutions portfolio that gives customers competitive advantages in telecom and enterprise networks, devices and cloud computing. Huawei's 170,000 employees worldwide are committed to creating maximum value for telecom operators, enterprises, and consumers. Our innovative ICT solutions, products, and services are used in more than 170 countries and regions, serving over one-third of the world's population. Founded in 1987, Huawei is a private company fully owned by its employees.

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