Intermodulation Crosstalk Characteristics of WDM Silicon Microring Modulators

Publication Type:

Journal Article

Source:

IEEE Photonics Technology Letters, Volume 26, p.1478-1481 (2014)

ISBN:

1041-1135

URL:

http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/xpls/abs_all.jsp?arnumber=6824827

Abstract:

<p>We elaborate on and experimentally characterize the intermodulation crosstalk properties of a 10-Gb/s silicon microring modulator. Bit-error-rate measurements and eye diagrams are used to discern the degradation in signal quality due to intermodulation crosstalk. Evaluation of the power penalties with varying channel spacing are used to support wavelength-division-multiplexed cascaded microring modulator channel spacings as dense as 100 GHz with negligible expected intermodulation crosstalk.</p>

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