36 Gb/s operation of a BiCMOS driver and InP EAM using foundry platforms

Marija Trajkovic, Xi Zhang, Fabrice Blache, Karim Mekhazni, Marion K. Matters-Kammerer, Helene Debregeas, Xaveer Leijtens, Kevin Williams

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We demonstrate a clear eye-diagram at 36 Gb/s of a BiCMOS driver directly wire-bonded to an InP electro-absorption modulator (EAM) both fabricated through foundry platforms. The driver is fabricated in a 0.25 μm SiGe:C BiCMOS technology and delivers a maximum of 2 Vp-p amplitude when single-ended. The driver is DC-coupled to the modulator, simplifying the electronic-photonic assembly. The EAM operates in the L-band at 1590 nm, with a DC bias set at –1.6 V for on-off keying non-return to zero modulation. We measure the operation from 10 to 40 Gb/s, recording the dynamic extinction ratio from 5 to 3 dB, respectively. The use of foundry platforms does not require any fabrication process change and offers a wide spectrum of high-performance photonic-electronic integrated circuits.
Originele taal-2Engels
Titel45th European Conference on Optical Communication, ECOC 2019
UitgeverijInstitution of Engineering and Technology (IET)
Aantal pagina's3
ISBN van geprinte versie978-1-83953-185-9
StatusGepubliceerd - 30 jun. 2020
Evenement45th European Conference on Optical Communication (ECOC 2019) - Dublin, Ierland
Duur: 22 sep. 201926 sep. 2019
Congresnummer: 45

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Congres45th European Conference on Optical Communication (ECOC 2019)
Verkorte titelECOC 2019
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