WDM optical interconnect enabled by optical frequency comb based on dual-drive modulator

Jun Luo, Harm Dorren, Nicola Calabretta

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Abstract

We report an optical frequency comb (OFC) generation by using a single dual-drive Mach-Zehnder modulator (DD-MZM). Over 21 comb modes with optical power above -5dBm and power flatness of 0.81 were generated within the -6 dB bandwidth of the OFC optical spectrum. 10 Gb/s OOK data modulation were applied to the optical combs, and error free transmission were achieved after 10-km SSMF. The results indicated that a total capacity of 210-Gb/s WDM optical interconnection link can be enabled by the OFC based on a single DD-MZM with potentially 44% reduction of power consumption compared the case of using multiple laser diodes.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2018 Photonics in Switching and Computing, PSC 2018
EditorsKonstantinos Manousakis, Stavros Iezekiel, Ioannis Tomkos, Georgios Ellinas, Katsuyuki Utaka
Place of PublicationPiscataway
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Number of pages3
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-5386-9392-6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Sep 2018
Event2018 International Conference on Photonics in Switching and Computing, PSC 2018 - Limassol, Cyprus
Duration: 19 Sep 201821 Sep 2018

Conference

Conference2018 International Conference on Photonics in Switching and Computing, PSC 2018
CountryCyprus
CityLimassol
Period19/09/1821/09/18

Keywords

  • dual-drive modulator
  • optical frequency comb
  • optical interconnection

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    Luo, J., Dorren, H., & Calabretta, N. (2018). WDM optical interconnect enabled by optical frequency comb based on dual-drive modulator. In K. Manousakis, S. Iezekiel, I. Tomkos, G. Ellinas, & K. Utaka (Eds.), Proceedings of the 2018 Photonics in Switching and Computing, PSC 2018 [8751377] Piscataway: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. https://doi.org/10.1109/PS.2018.8751377