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Authors: K. Van Gasse, J. Van Kerrebrouck, A. Abbasi, G. Torfs, H. Chen, X. Yin, J. Bauwelinck, G. Roelkens
Title: 480Mbps/1 Gbps radio-over-fiber link based on a directly modulated III-V-on-Silicon DFB laser
Format: International Conference Proceedings
Publication date: 10/2016
Journal/Conference/Book: IEEE topical meeting on Microwave Photonics 2016
Editor/Publisher: IEEE, 
Volume(Issue): p.328-331
Location: Long Beach, United States
DOI: 10.1109/MWP.2016.7791272
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Abstract

In this work we characterize the RF modulation
characteristics and the dynamic range of a III-V-on-Silicon DFB
laser. The direct modulation of this laser is demonstrated with a
1Gbps radio-over-fiber link at a carrier frequency up to 24 GHz
using QPSK modulation. 480Mbps 64-QAM transmission at 3.5
GHz carrier frequency is demonstrated as well. In the 480 Mbps
experiment both the transmitter and receiver are silicon photonic
components, providing a SFDR of about 90 dBHz2/3 for the
complete optical link including receiver electronics as well.


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