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
PublisherInternational Society for Optics and Photonics SPIE
ISBN (Electronic)9781628419887
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


ConferenceOptical Interconnects XVI
CountryUnited States
CitySan Francisco


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

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