A Self-Optimizing 4-Channel 30 Gbaud/s PAM-4 Packaged Silicon Photonics Subsystem with Binary Driving Signals

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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Abrams, Nathan C.; Calhoun, David M.; Chen, Christine P.; Bergman, Keren (Dept. of Electrical Engineering, Columbia University, New York, NY 10027, USA)

We demonstrate four channel PAM-4 modulation in a silicon-photonic platform driven by push-pull binary electrical signals. The subsystem self-optimizes through a gradient descent algorithm across the full range of starting voltages.