Integrated photonic devices in III-V semiconductors for optical communications

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Abstract

The success of the internet in stimulating new services has resulted in an exponentially growing demand for transmission capacity with a compound annual growth rate as high as 40-60% per annum [1]. Such a rapid growth rate cannot be accommodated by simple scaling of existing equipment practices: not only the cost but also the size and power consumption would be prohibitive. Technical innovation has provided the solution: optical fibre links in the core network now routinely run at 10 Gbit/s per wavelength, providing a total capacity in the region of 1 Tbit/s on a single fibre through the deployment of wavelength division multiplexing (WDM), whilst data rates of 40 Gbit/s and 100 Gbit/s per wavelength are increasingly employed. With the adoption of advanced modulation formats and coherent systems, 100 Gbit/s can now be transmitted over fibre infrastructure that was designed for 10 Gbit/s [2], while tunable lasers and reconfigurable optical add-drop multiplexers (ROADMs) allow network operators to reroute traffic in a highly flexible and dynamic manner, allowing optimum use of their assets. Optical terminal equipment in modern systems is accordingly much more complex than was possible hitherto, whilst size, power and cost have been continuously reduced. An important enabling factor in achieving these objectives is the availability of monolithic photonic integrated circuit (PIC) technology
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2013 Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics Europe (CLEO/EUROPE/IQEC), and International Quantum Electronics Conference, 12-16 may 2013, Munich, Germany
Place of PublicationPiscataway
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
ISBN (Print)978-1-4799-0594-2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013
Event2013 Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics Europe and International Quantum Electronics Conference, CLEO/Europe-IQEC 2013 - ICM Centre of the New Munich Trade Fair Centre, Munich, Germany
Duration: 12 May 201316 May 2013
http://2013.cleoeurope.org/

Conference

Conference2013 Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics Europe and International Quantum Electronics Conference, CLEO/Europe-IQEC 2013
Abbreviated titleCLEO®/Europe-IQEC 2013
CountryGermany
CityMunich
Period12/05/1316/05/13
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