5 x 20 Gb/s heterogeneously integrated III-V on silicon electro-absorption modulator array with arrayed waveguide grating multiplexer.

Optics express

PubMedID: 26191928

Fu X, Cheng J, Huang Q, Hu Y, Xie W, Tassaert M, Verbist J, Ma K, Zhang J, Chen K, Zhang C, Shi Y, Bauwelinck J, Roelkens G, Liu L, He S. 5 x 20 Gb/s heterogeneously integrated III-V on silicon electro-absorption modulator array with arrayed waveguide grating multiplexer. Opt Express. 2015;23(14):18686-93.
We present a five-channel wavelength division multiplexed modulator module that heterogeneously integrates a 200 GHz channel-spacing silicon arrayed-waveguide grating multiplexer and a 20 Gbps electro-absorption modulator array, showing the potential for 100 Gbps transmission capacity on a 1. 5x0. 5 mm2 footprint.