120 Gbit/s PAM-4 Signaling Using a Silicon-Organic Hybrid (SOH) Mach-Zehnder Modulator

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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Zwickel, Heiner; Wolf, Stefan; Freude, Wolfgang (Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Institute of Photonics and Quantum Electronics, Karlsruhe, Germany)
Kutuvantavida, Yasar; Kieninger, Clemens; Koos, Christian (Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Institute of Photonics and Quantum Electronics & Institute of Microstructure Technology (IMT), Karlsruhe, Germany)
Lauermann, Matthias (Infinera Corporation, Sunnyvale, CA 94089, USA)

Four-level pulse amplitude modulation (PAM-4) signals are generated using a silicon-organic hybrid (SOH) push-pull Mach-Zehnder modulator. We demonstrate data rates (symbol rates) of 120 Gbit/s (60 GBd) with a 500 µm long device fabricated through a commercial silicon photonic foundry.