Integration of 150 Gbps/fiber optical engines based on multicore fibers and 6-channel VCSELs and PDs
Paper in proceedings, 2016

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.

Aerospace electronics

Multicore fiber

Micro-Optics

VCSEL

Optical interconnect

Fiber optics

Parallel optic link

Author

Mikko Karppinen

Technical Research Centre of Finland (VTT)

Antti Tanskanen

Technical Research Centre of Finland (VTT)

Veli Heikkinen

Technical Research Centre of Finland (VTT)

Petri Myöhänen

Technical Research Centre of Finland (VTT)

Noora Salminen

Technical Research Centre of Finland (VTT)

Jyrki Ollila

Technical Research Centre of Finland (VTT)

Olli Tapaninen

Technical Research Centre of Finland (VTT)

Petter Westbergh

Chalmers, Microtechnology and Nanoscience (MC2), Photonics

Johan Gustavsson

Chalmers, Microtechnology and Nanoscience (MC2), Photonics

Anders Larsson

Chalmers, Microtechnology and Nanoscience (MC2), Photonics

Rashid Safaisini

Royal Philips

Roger King

Royal Philips

Minsu Ko

Institut fur innovative Mikroelektronik (IHP)

Dietmar Kissinger

Institut fur innovative Mikroelektronik (IHP)

Ahmet Çärl Ulusoy

Institut fur innovative Mikroelektronik (IHP)

T. F. Taunay

OFS Laboratories - Somerset

L. Bansal

OFS Laboratories - Somerset

Lars Gruner-Nielsen

OFS Laboratories - Somerset

Efstratios Kehayas

OFS Fitel Denmark ApS

James Edmunds

Gooch and Housego

Leontios Stampoulidis

Gooch and Housego

Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering

0277786X (ISSN) 1996756X (eISSN)

Vol. 9753 Art. no. 97530S- 97530S

Subject Categories

Other Electrical Engineering, Electronic Engineering, Information Engineering

DOI

10.1117/12.2214555

ISBN

978-1-62841988-7

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4/24/2018