Integration of 150 Gbps/fiber optical engines based on multicore fibers and 6-channel VCSELs and PDs

Mikko Karppinen, Antti Tanskanen, Veli Heikkinen, Petri Myöhänen, Noora Salminen, Jyrki Ollila, Olli Tapaninen, Petter Westbergh, Johan Gustavsson, Anders Larsson, Rashid Safaisini, Roger King, Minsu Ko, Dietmar Kissinger, Ahmet Çärl Ulusoy, Thierry Taunay, Lalit Bansal, Lars Grüner-Nielsen, Efstratios Kehayas, James EdmundsLeontios Stampoulidis

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    Multicore fiber enables a parallel optic data link with a single optical fiber, thus providing an attractive way to increase the total throughput and the integration density of the interconnections. We study and present photonics integration technologies and optical coupling approaches for multicore transmitter and receiver subassemblies. Such optical engines are implemented and characterized using multimode 6-core fibers and multicore-optimized active devices: 850-nm VCSEL and PD arrays with circular layout and multi-channel driver and receiver ICs. They are developed for bit-rates of 25 Gbps/channel and beyond, i.e. <150 Gbps per fiber, and also optimized for ruggedized transceivers with extended operation temperature range, for harsh environment applications, including space.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationOptical Interconnects XVI
    EditorsHenning Schröder, Ray T. Chen
    PublisherInternational Society for Optics and Photonics SPIE
    ISBN (Print)978-1-62841-988-7
    Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2016
    MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
    EventOptical Interconnects XVI - San Francisco, United States
    Duration: 15 Feb 201617 Feb 2016

    Publication series

    SeriesProceedings of SPIE


    ConferenceOptical Interconnects XVI
    Country/TerritoryUnited States
    CitySan Francisco


    • Aerospace electronics
    • Fiber optics
    • Micro-Optics
    • Multicore fiber
    • Optical interconnect
    • Parallel optic link
    • VCSEL


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