Design of multi-wavelength transmitters using on-chip MMI reflectors

J. Zhao, E. Kleijn, M.K. Smit, X.J.M. Leijtens

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Abstract

Multi-wavelength lasers (MWLs) play an important role in wavelength division multiplexing networks, and also in photonic radar beam steering applications. In this paper we present the design ofmulti-wavelength transmitters, with multi-wavelength lasers and modulators monolithically integrated on an InP chip. We use novel on-chip MMI reflectors to form an array of Fabry-Pe rot lasers, which is frequency-locked by feedback from an AWGfllter~ The multi-wavelength laser is integrated with a Mach-Zehnder modulator array on a single chip, fabricated in a standard JnP active-passive technology.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 15th Annual Symposium of the IEEE Photonics Benelux Chapter, 18-19 November 2010, Delft, The Netherlands
EditorsJ. Pozo, M. Mortensen, P. Urbach, X. Leijtens, M. Yousefi
Place of PublicationDelft
PublisherTNO
Pages233-236
ISBN (Print)978-90-78314-15-8
Publication statusPublished - 2010

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