A 1.3-μm monolithically integrated light source for metro area 100-Gb/s Ethernet is developed. Four 25-Gb/s electroabsorption modulators integrated with distributed-feedback lasers and their multiplexer are monolithically integrated on one chip. A shallow ridge waveguide is used for lasers and modulators for large modulation bandwidth, and a deep ridge waveguide is used for the multiplexer region due to its low bending and radiation losses. The integration of hetero-waveguide devices enables the very small chip size of 2 × 2.6 mm2. With the device, 100-Gb/s (4 × 25-Gb/s simultaneous) operation is demonstrated with the clear eye-openings, and error-free 40-km single-mode fiber transmission is achieved for the first time.
- 100-Gb/s Ethernet
- Electroabsorption modulator integrated with distributed-feedback (DFB) laser
- monolithic integration
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
- Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
- Electrical and Electronic Engineering