Characterization and Digital Pre-compensation of Electro-optic Crosstalk in Silicon Photonics I/Q Modulators

Conference: ECOC 2016 - 42nd European Conference on Optical Communication
09/18/2016 - 09/22/2016 at Düsseldorf, Deutschland

Proceedings: ECOC 2016

Pages: 3Language: englishTyp: PDF

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Chen, X.; Dong, P.; Chandrasekhar, S.; Kim, K.; Li, B.; Chen, H.; Adamiecki, A.; Gnauck, A.; Winzer, P. (Nokia Bell Labs, New Jersey 07733, USA)

Electro-optic crosstalk in silicon photonics I/Q modulators is characterized and up to -19 dB crosstalk is found. Digital pre-compensation is performed which shows up to 4.4 dB Q2 factor improvement on 64-QAM signals.