Abstract

A new passive optical network (PON) configuration and a novel silicon photonic transceiver architecture for optical network unit (ONU) are proposed, eliminating the need for an internal laser source in ONU. The Si transceiver is fully monolithic, includes integrated wavelength division multiplexing (WDM) filters, modulators (MOD) and photo-detectors (PD), and demonstrates low-cost high volume manufacturability.

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2008

L. Xu and H. K. Tsang, “Colorless WDM-PON optical network unit based on integrated nonreciprocal optical phase modulator and optical loop mirror,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 20(10), 863–865 (2008).
[CrossRef]

2005

Ang, K. W.

T. Y. Liow, K. W. Ang, Q. Fang, J. F. Song, Y. Z. Xiong, M. B. Yu, G. Q. Lo, and D. L. Kwong, “Silicon modulators and Germanium photodetectors on SOI: monolithic integration, compatibility, and performance optimization,” IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. (Article in Press).

Emerson, N.

Fang, Q.

T. Y. Liow, K. W. Ang, Q. Fang, J. F. Song, Y. Z. Xiong, M. B. Yu, G. Q. Lo, and D. L. Kwong, “Silicon modulators and Germanium photodetectors on SOI: monolithic integration, compatibility, and performance optimization,” IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. (Article in Press).

Gardes, F.

Kwong, D. L.

T. Y. Liow, K. W. Ang, Q. Fang, J. F. Song, Y. Z. Xiong, M. B. Yu, G. Q. Lo, and D. L. Kwong, “Silicon modulators and Germanium photodetectors on SOI: monolithic integration, compatibility, and performance optimization,” IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. (Article in Press).

Liow, T. Y.

T. Y. Liow, K. W. Ang, Q. Fang, J. F. Song, Y. Z. Xiong, M. B. Yu, G. Q. Lo, and D. L. Kwong, “Silicon modulators and Germanium photodetectors on SOI: monolithic integration, compatibility, and performance optimization,” IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. (Article in Press).

Lo, G. Q.

T. Y. Liow, K. W. Ang, Q. Fang, J. F. Song, Y. Z. Xiong, M. B. Yu, G. Q. Lo, and D. L. Kwong, “Silicon modulators and Germanium photodetectors on SOI: monolithic integration, compatibility, and performance optimization,” IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. (Article in Press).

Png, C.

Reed, G.

Song, J. F.

T. Y. Liow, K. W. Ang, Q. Fang, J. F. Song, Y. Z. Xiong, M. B. Yu, G. Q. Lo, and D. L. Kwong, “Silicon modulators and Germanium photodetectors on SOI: monolithic integration, compatibility, and performance optimization,” IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. (Article in Press).

Tsang, H. K.

L. Xu and H. K. Tsang, “Colorless WDM-PON optical network unit based on integrated nonreciprocal optical phase modulator and optical loop mirror,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 20(10), 863–865 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Xiong, Y. Z.

T. Y. Liow, K. W. Ang, Q. Fang, J. F. Song, Y. Z. Xiong, M. B. Yu, G. Q. Lo, and D. L. Kwong, “Silicon modulators and Germanium photodetectors on SOI: monolithic integration, compatibility, and performance optimization,” IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. (Article in Press).

Xu, L.

L. Xu and H. K. Tsang, “Colorless WDM-PON optical network unit based on integrated nonreciprocal optical phase modulator and optical loop mirror,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 20(10), 863–865 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Yu, M. B.

T. Y. Liow, K. W. Ang, Q. Fang, J. F. Song, Y. Z. Xiong, M. B. Yu, G. Q. Lo, and D. L. Kwong, “Silicon modulators and Germanium photodetectors on SOI: monolithic integration, compatibility, and performance optimization,” IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. (Article in Press).

IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron.

T. Y. Liow, K. W. Ang, Q. Fang, J. F. Song, Y. Z. Xiong, M. B. Yu, G. Q. Lo, and D. L. Kwong, “Silicon modulators and Germanium photodetectors on SOI: monolithic integration, compatibility, and performance optimization,” IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. (Article in Press).

IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett.

L. Xu and H. K. Tsang, “Colorless WDM-PON optical network unit based on integrated nonreciprocal optical phase modulator and optical loop mirror,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 20(10), 863–865 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Express

Other

M. A. Popovic, T. Barwicz, M. S. Dahlem, F. Gan, C. W. Holzwarth, P. T. Rakich, M. R. Watts, H. J. Smith, F. X. Kartner, and E. P. Ippen, “Hitless-reconfigurable and bandwidth-scalable silicon photonic circuits for telecom and interconnect applications,” Proc. of OFC/NFOEC, pp. 1–3 (2008).

Y. A. Vlasov, and S. Fengnian Xia, Assefa, W. Green, “Silicon micro-resonators for on-chip optical networks,” Proc. of CLEO/QELS, pp. 1 – 2 (2008).

S. Nakamura, and M. Tao Chu, Ishizaka, M. Tokushima, Y. Urino, M. Sakauchi, I. Nishioka, and K. Fukuchi, “Ultra-small one-chip color-less multiplexer/ demultiplexer using silicon photonic circuit,” Proc. of ECOC, pp. 175–176 (2008).

S. Bidnyk, M. Pearson, A. Balakrishnan, and M. Gao, “Silicon-on-insulator platform for building fiber-to-the-home transceivers,” Proc. of OFC/NFOEC, pp. 1 – 3 (2007).

B. T. Smith, D. Feng, H. Lei, D. Zheng, J. Fong, P. Zhou, and M. Asghari, “Progress in manufactured silicon photonics,” Proc. of SPIE Vol. 6477, No. 647702, pp. 1–9 (2007).

K. Wada, S. Park, and Y. Ishikawa, “Si photonics and fiber to the home,” Proc. of the IEEE, Vol. 97, pp. 1329–1336 (2009).

A. Narasimha, B. Analui, E. Balmater, A. Clark, T. Gal, D. Guckenberger, S. Gutierrez, M. Harrison, R. Ingram, R. Koumans, D. Kucharski, K. Leap, Y. Liang, A. Mekis, S. Mirsaidi, M. Peterson, T. Pham, T. Pinguet, D. Rines, V. Sadagopan, T. J. Sleboda, D. Song, Y. Wang, B. Welch, J. Witzens, S. Abdalla, S. Gloeckner, and P. De Dobbelaere, “A 40-Gb/s QSFP optoelectronic transceiver in a 0.13µm CMOS Silicon-on-Insulator Technology,” OFC (2008).

G. Roelkens, J. Brouckaert, S. Verstuyft, J. Schrauwen, D. V. Thourhout, and R. Baets, “Heterogeneous integration of III-V photodetectors and laser diodes on Silicon-on-Insulator waveguide circuits,” 3rd IEEE International Conference on Group IV Photonics, pp. 188–190 (2006).

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Figures (9)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

The proposed PON configuration with silicon photonics transceiver at ONUs.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

The silicon photonic ONU transceiver module.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

The spectrum of WDM filter in silicon photonics transceiver

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

(a) The silicon FTTH transceiver chip. (b) The WDM filter in silicon photonics transceiver – a three-stage MZI.

Fig. 5
Fig. 5

The spectrum of WDM filter in silicon photonics transceiver.

Fig. 6
Fig. 6

A 10Gbps FTTH transceiver in SFP + flatform.

Fig. 7
Fig. 7

The optical eye diagram achieved from the transmitter of the silicon FTTH transceiver.

Fig. 8
Fig. 8

The electrical eye diagram achieved from the receiver of the silicon FTTH transceiver.

Fig. 9
Fig. 9

Bit error rate (BER) of the receiver at 10Gpbs.

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