10-Gb/s 100-km SMF transmission using InP Mach-Zehnder modulator monolithically integrated with semiconductor optical amplifier

Takako Yasui, Yasuo Shibata, Ken Tsuzuki, Nobuhiro Kikuchi, Mitsuteru Ishikawa, Yoshihiro Kawaguchi, Masakazu Arai, Hiroshi Yasaka

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Abstract

An InP n-p-i-n Mach-Zehnder modulator and a semiconductor optical amplifier were monolithically integrated to compensate for the modulator's insertion loss. The device gain exceeded 10 dB, and fiber-to-fiber lossless operation was demonstrated for the full C-band region. The error-free transmission of a 10-Gb/s nonreturn-to-zero signal over a 100-km single-mode fiber was also demonstrated across the full C-band region. A power penalty of less than 1.5 dB was confirmed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1178-1180
Number of pages3
JournalIEEE Photonics Technology Letters
Volume20
Issue number13
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2008 Jul 1
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Integrated optoelectronics
  • Mach-Zehnder interferometer
  • Modulator
  • Semiconductor optical amplifiers (SOAs)

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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