Functional integrated modulators and receivers utilizing PLC hybrid integration technology for coherent transmission

Shinji Mino, Hiroshi Yamazaki, Takashi Goh, Ken Tsuzuki, Takashi Saida, Takaharu Ohyama, Ikuo Ogawa, Koichi Murata
2011 IEICE Electronics Express  
We review our recent progress toward transmission speeds per channel of 100 Gbit/s and beyond, focusing on optical modulators and receivers for coherent transmission using PLC integration technology. We have used PLC-LiNbO 3 hybrid integration technology to develop optical multilevel modulators, including a DP-QPSK modulator and a 64 QAM modulator for 100 Gbit/s and post 100 Gbit/s. This technology provides practical performance and scalability for various advanced modulations. We have also
more » ... loped flexible-format modulators for future elastic networks, which will enable the efficient use of the spectral resource. This modulator can select an optimum carrier number and modulation level according to the transmission conditions. In terms of receivers, we have developed integrated optical receiver front-ends for 100 Gbit/s DP-QPSK based on hermetically sealed O/E converters. PLC hybrid-integration technologies are promising for compact, practical, cost-effective, and highly reliable coherent optical modulators and receivers.
doi:10.1587/elex.8.1663 fatcat:ncnjuwq4ljgmtm4s7fjf7tf52q