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49.6 Gb/s direct detection DMT transmission over 40 km single mode fibre using an electrically packaged silicon photonic modulator

49.6 Gb/s direct detection DMT transmission over 40 km single mode fibre using an electrically packaged silicon photonic modulator
49.6 Gb/s direct detection DMT transmission over 40 km single mode fibre using an electrically packaged silicon photonic modulator
We present the characterization of a silicon Mach-Zehnder modulator with electrical packaging and show that it exhibits a large third-order intermodulation spurious-free dynamic range (> 100 dB Hz2/3). This characteristic renders the modulator particularly suitable for the generation of high spectral efficiency discrete multi-tone signals and we experimentally demonstrate a single-channel, direct detection transmission system operating at 49.6 Gb/s, exhibiting a baseband spectral efficiency of 5 b/s/Hz. Successful transmission is demonstrated over various lengths of single mode fibre up to 40 km, without the need of any amplification or dispersion compensation.
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Lacava, Cosimo, Cardea, Ivan, Demirtzioglou, Iosif, Khoja, Alaa, Li, Ke, Thomson, David, Ruan, Xiaoke, Zhang, Fan, Reed, Graham, Richardson, David and Petropoulos, Periklis (2017) 49.6 Gb/s direct detection DMT transmission over 40 km single mode fibre using an electrically packaged silicon photonic modulator. Optics Express, 25 (24), 29798-29811. (doi:10.1364/OE.25.029798).

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We present the characterization of a silicon Mach-Zehnder modulator with electrical packaging and show that it exhibits a large third-order intermodulation spurious-free dynamic range (> 100 dB Hz2/3). This characteristic renders the modulator particularly suitable for the generation of high spectral efficiency discrete multi-tone signals and we experimentally demonstrate a single-channel, direct detection transmission system operating at 49.6 Gb/s, exhibiting a baseband spectral efficiency of 5 b/s/Hz. Successful transmission is demonstrated over various lengths of single mode fibre up to 40 km, without the need of any amplification or dispersion compensation.

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Accepted/In Press date: 3 November 2017
e-pub ahead of print date: 14 November 2017
Published date: 14 November 2017

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Local EPrints ID: 416060
URI: https://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/416060
ISSN: 1094-4087
PURE UUID: 1610f7e7-b576-4e71-8815-6c233725415e
ORCID for Cosimo Lacava: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-9950-8642
ORCID for Iosif Demirtzioglou: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0003-3048-1768
ORCID for David Richardson: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-7751-1058
ORCID for Periklis Petropoulos: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-1576-8034

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Date deposited: 01 Dec 2017 17:30
Last modified: 10 Dec 2019 01:57

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