Abstract

We demonstrate an integrated silicon reconfigurable optical transmitter based on the reconfigurability of the Mach–Zehnder interferometer (MZI). By incorporating modulators into the tunable MZI structure and manipulating the operation states, different modulation formats, including amplitude/phase modulated binary/quaternary signals, as well as polarization multiplexed signals, can be generated as required, to accommodate different transmission links. For a proof-of-concept demonstration, the microring modulators are adopted, and we experimentally generate a 10 GBaud on-off keying (OOK) signal, four-level pulse amplitude signal, and polarization division multiplexing OOK signal using the same transmitter. The device is promising for a next-generation intelligent optical link.

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