Polymer Based Coherent Receiver for Next Generation Optical Access Network

Conference: Photonische Netze - 13. ITG-Fachtagung
05/07/2012 - 05/08/2012 at Leipzig, Germany

Proceedings: Photonische Netze

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Seidel, Richard; Theurer, Abongwa; Matiss, Andreas; Steffan, Andreas G. (u2t Photonics AG, Reuchlinstrasse 10/11, 10553 Berlin, Germany)
Zawadzki, Crispin; Zhang, Ziyang; Keil, Norbert (Fraunhofer Institute for Telecommunications, Heinrich Hertz Institute, Einsteinufer 37, 10587 Berlin, Germany)

A cost-efficient hybrid-integrated receiver is demonstrated. The optical signal routing as well as the optical mixing of the signal input and the local oscillator employing multimode interference couplers (MMI) is realized in a polymerbased photonic lightwave component (PLC). The results of chip-level measurements exhibited photodiode responsivities of approximately 0.06 A/W and a polarization extinction ratios (PER) of > 20 dB.