Characterization of a low-cost, monolithically integrated, tunable 10G transmitter for wavelength agile PONs

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dc.contributor.author Carey, Daniel
dc.contributor.author Ramaswamy, Prasanna
dc.contributor.author Talli, Giuseppe
dc.contributor.author Antony, Cleitus
dc.contributor.author Roycroft, Brendan
dc.contributor.author Corbett, Brian M.
dc.contributor.author Townsend, Paul D.
dc.date.accessioned 2018-11-23T16:33:35Z
dc.date.available 2018-11-23T16:33:35Z
dc.date.issued 2018-12
dc.identifier.citation Carey, D., Ramaswamy, P., Talli, G., Antony, C., Roycroft, B., Corbett, B. and Townsend, P. D. (2018) 'Characterization of a Low-Cost, Monolithically Integrated, Tunable 10G Transmitter for Wavelength Agile PONs', IEEE Journal of Quantum Electronics, 54(6), pp. 1-12. doi: 10.1109/JQE.2018.2874628 en
dc.identifier.volume 54 en
dc.identifier.issued 6 en
dc.identifier.startpage 1 en
dc.identifier.endpage 12 en
dc.identifier.issn 0018-9197
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10468/7143
dc.identifier.doi 10.1109/JQE.2018.2874628
dc.description.abstract Dynamically reconfigurable passive optical networks (PONs) using time-division multiplexing and dense wavelength division multiplexing will require low-cost, high-performance customer premises equipment to be economically viable. In particular, substantial cost savings can be achieved through the use of efficient re-growth free, foundry-compatible fabrication techniques. Using this strategy, this paper presents the first detailed characterization of a monolithically integrated transmitter comprised of a discretely tunable slotted Fabry–Pérot ridge waveguide laser, an absorptive modulator and a semiconductor optical amplifier (SOA) produced using a standard off-the-shelf AlInGaAs/InP multiple quantum well epitaxial structure. This first generation device demonstrates a discrete single-mode tuning range of approximately 12 nm between 1551nm and 1563 nm with a side-mode suppression ratio ≥30 dB. Moreover, the integrated modulator section is shown to support transmission at 10 Gb/s using non-return to zero on-off keying with an extinction ratio in excess of 8 dB. Furthermore, using a time-resolved chirp measurement technique to examine dynamic deviations in the set carrier frequency, the modulator section exhibits a chirp contribution of <6 GHz using test patterns with high and low frequency content. In addition, the generation of optical bursts through the application of a gating function to the SOA section was found to shift the unmodulated carrier of a typical lasing mode by ≤8 GHz for gating periods comparable with a typical PON burst durations of 125 μs which are faster than the thermal response time of the transmitter material. en
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dc.publisher Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) en
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dc.subject Optical transmitters en
dc.subject Modulation en
dc.subject Semiconductor optical amplifiers en
dc.subject Tuning en
dc.subject Vertical cavity surface emitting lasers en
dc.subject Fabrication en
dc.subject Waveguide lasers en
dc.subject Optical communications en
dc.subject Dense wavelength division multiplexing en
dc.subject Time division multiplexing en
dc.subject Passive optical networks en
dc.subject Tunable semiconductor lasers en
dc.subject Monolithic integration en
dc.title Characterization of a low-cost, monolithically integrated, tunable 10G transmitter for wavelength agile PONs en
dc.type Article (peer-reviewed) en
dc.internal.authorcontactother Daniel Carey, Tyndall Ceo, University College Cork, Cork, Ireland. +353-21-490-3000 Email: daniel.carey@tyndall.ie en
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dc.date.updated 2018-11-23T16:26:47Z
dc.description.version Accepted Version en
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dc.contributor.funder Science Foundation Ireland en
dc.contributor.funder Seventh Framework Programme en
dc.description.status Peer reviewed en
dc.identifier.journaltitle IEEE Journal of Quantum Electronics en
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dc.internal.IRISemailaddress brian.corbett@tyndall.ie en
dc.internal.IRISemailaddress daniel.carey@tyndall.ie en
dc.relation.project info:eu-repo/grantAgreement/SFI/SFI Investigator Programme/12/IA/1270/IE/Next Generation Photonic Access and Data Communication Systems/ en
dc.relation.project info:eu-repo/grantAgreement/SFI/SFI Research Centres/12/RC/2276/IE/I-PIC Irish Photonic Integration Research Centre/ en
dc.relation.project info:eu-repo/grantAgreement/EC/FP7::SP1::ICT/318137/EU/The DIStributed Core for unlimited bandwidth supply for all Users and Services/DISCUS en


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