40 Gb/s optical subassembly module for a multi-channel bidirectional optical link

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A 40 Gb/s bidirectional optical link using four-channel optical subassembly (OSA) modules and two different wavelengths for the up-and down-link is demonstrated. Widely separated wavelengths of 850 nm and 1060 nm are used to reduce the optical crosstalk between the up-and down-link signals. Due to the integration capabilities of silicon, the OSA is implemented, all based on silicon: V-grooved silicon substrates to embed fibers and silicon optical benches (SiOBs) to mount optical components. The SiOBs are separately prepared for array chips of photodiodes (PDs), vertical-cavity surface-emitting lasers (VCSELs), and monitoring PDs, which are serially configured on an optical fiber array for direct coupling to the transmission fibers. The separation of the up- and down-link wavelengths is implemented using a wavelength-filtering 45 degrees mirror which is formed in the fiber under the VCSEL. To guide the light signal to the PD another 45 mirror is formed at the end of the fiber. The fabricated bidirectional OSA module shows good performances with a clear eye-diagram and a BER of less than 10(-12) at a data rate of 10 Gb/s for each of the channels with input powers of -8 dBm and -6.5 dBm for the up-link and the down-link, respectively. The measured inter-channel crosstalk of the bidirectional 40 Gb/s optical link is about -22.6 dB, while the full-duplex operation mode demonstrates negligible crosstalk between the up- and down-link.
Publisher
OPTICAL SOC AMER
Issue Date
2014-01
Language
English
Article Type
Article
Citation

OPTICS EXPRESS, v.22, no.2, pp.1768 - 1783

ISSN
1094-4087
DOI
10.1364/OE.22.001768
URI
http://hdl.handle.net/10203/189669
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EE-Journal Papers(저널논문)
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