High Speed WDM Interconnect Using Silicon Photonics Ring Modulators and Mode-Locked Laser


Abstract:

We demonstrate an 8 by 14 Gbps compatible WDM link based on a single-section semiconductor mode-locked laser, silicon photonics resonant ring modulators and joint channel reamplification with a semiconductor optical amplifier operated in the linear regime. Individual channels reach a data rate of 25 Gbps with signal quality-factors above 7.