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Authors: S. Wolf, M. Lauermann, G. Ronniger, P.C. Schindler, R. Palmer, S. Koeber, W. Bogaerts, J. Leuthold, W. Freude, C. Koos
Title: DAC-Less and Amplifier-Less Generation and Transmission of 16QAM Signals Using a Sub-Volt Silicon Photonic Modulator
Format: International Conference Proceedings
Publication date: 9/2014
Journal/Conference/Book: European Conference on Optical Communication (ECOC)
Volume(Issue): p.PD 4.5
Location: Cannes, France
DOI: 10.1109/ecoc.2014.6964272
Citations: 4 (Web of Knowledge / Dimensions.ai - last update: 27/9/2020)
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Abstract

We demonstrate generation and transmission of QPSK and 16QAM signals by directly interfacing highly efficient silicon-organic hybrid (SOH) modulators to GTH ports of an FPGA. Peak-to-peak voltages amount to only 0.41Vpp. Neither digital-to-analog converters (DAC) nor drive amplifiers are required.

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