AWG-Based Photonic Transmitter With DBR Mirrors and Mach–Zehnder Modulators

Katarzyna Lawniczuk, Christophe Kazmierski, Michael J. Wale, Ryszard Piramidowicz, Pawel Szczepanski, Meint K. Smit, Xaveer J. M. Leijtens
2014 IEEE Photonics Technology Letters  
In this letter, we demonstrate a novel monolithically integrated photonic multiwavelength transmitter that was realized by integrating an arrayed waveguide grating-based laser with selective distributed Bragg reflector mirrors and Mach-Zehnder modulators. The integrated circuit was designed according to a generic integration model, by utilizing standardized photonic building blocks, and was fabricated on an InP-based platform in a multiproject wafer run. The device delivers above 1 mW of
more » ... power into the fiber with a side mode suppression ratio better than 40 dB. The linewidth of the generated signals is 275 kHz. We achieved error free 50-km transmission at the modulation data rate of 10 Gb/s per channel, for a received power of −26.5 dBm.
doi:10.1109/lpt.2014.2303496 fatcat:dbgmpli5jbd5podlumetacfdbm