Dual SOA-MZI wavelength converters based on III-V hybrid integration on a μm-scale si platform

Dimitrios Fitsios, Theonitsa Alexoudi, George T. Kanellos, Konstantinos Vyrsokinos, Nikos Pleros, Tolga Tekin, Matteo Cherchi, Sami Ylinen, Mikko Harjanne, Markku Kapulainen, Timo Aalto

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Abstract

We report on the simultaneous wavelength conversion operation of a dual-element semiconductor optical amplifier-Mach-Zehnder interferometer (SOA-MZI) array hybridly integrated on a 4-μm silicon-on-insulator (SOI) waveguide platform through thermocompression bonding. The SOAs are part of a six-element SOA array with both facets coupled on SOI through vertical and horizontal alignments. The device achieves almost two orders of magnitude reduction in footprint compared with state-of-the-art hybridly integrated SOA-MZI structures. We present for the first time experimental proof of the successful operation of a dual-element SOA-MZI device based on III-V technology on SoI that serves as a wavelength converter, with one SOA-MZI yielding error-free performance with a 0.8-dB power penalty at 12.5 Gb/s and the second SOA-MZI operating error-free at 10 Gb/s with a 2-dB power penalty. © 2014 IEEE.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)560-563
Number of pages4
JournalIEEE Photonics Technology Letters
Volume26
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 15 Mar 2014
MoE publication typeNot Eligible

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Keywords

  • Dual-facet coupling
  • Hybrid integration
  • Mach-Zehnder interferometer
  • Semiconductor optical amplifier
  • Thermocompression bonding
  • Wavelength conversion

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Fitsios, Dimitrios ; Alexoudi, Theonitsa ; Kanellos, George T. ; Vyrsokinos, Konstantinos ; Pleros, Nikos ; Tekin, Tolga ; Cherchi, Matteo ; Ylinen, Sami ; Harjanne, Mikko ; Kapulainen, Markku ; Aalto, Timo. / Dual SOA-MZI wavelength converters based on III-V hybrid integration on a μm-scale si platform. In: IEEE Photonics Technology Letters. 2014 ; Vol. 26, No. 6. pp. 560-563.
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In: IEEE Photonics Technology Letters, Vol. 26, No. 6, 15.03.2014, p. 560-563.

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