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DAC-Less amplifier-less generation and transmission of QAM signals using sub-volt silicon-organic hybrid modulators

(2015) JOURNAL OF LIGHTWAVE TECHNOLOGY. 33(7). p.1425-1432
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We demonstrate generation and transmission of optical signals by directly interfacing highly efficient silicon-organic hybrid (SOH) modulators to binary output ports of a field-programmable gate array. Using an SOH Mach-Zehnder modulator (MZM) and an SOH IQ modulator we generate ON-OFF- keying and binary phase-shift keying signals as well as quadrature phase-shift keying and 16-state quadrature amplitude modulation (16QAM) formats. Peak-to-peak voltages amount to only 0.27 V-pp for driving the MZM and 0.41 V-pp for the IQ modulator. Neither digital-to-analog converters nor drive amplifiers are required, and the RF energy consumption in the modulator amounts to record-low 18 fJ/bit for 16QAM signaling.
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FORMATS, Electrooptic modulation, PLATFORM, WAVE-GUIDES, optical transmitters, phase shift keying, photonic integrated circuits, quadrature amplitude modulation, silicon photonics

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MLA
Wolf, S et al. “DAC-Less Amplifier-less Generation and Transmission of QAM Signals Using Sub-volt Silicon-organic Hybrid Modulators.” JOURNAL OF LIGHTWAVE TECHNOLOGY 33.7 (2015): 1425–1432. Print.
APA
Wolf, S., Lauermann, M., Schindler, P., Ronniger, G., Geistert, K., Palmer, R., Kober, S., et al. (2015). DAC-Less amplifier-less generation and transmission of QAM signals using sub-volt silicon-organic hybrid modulators. JOURNAL OF LIGHTWAVE TECHNOLOGY, 33(7), 1425–1432.
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Wolf, S, M Lauermann, P Schindler, G Ronniger, K Geistert, R Palmer, S Kober, et al. 2015. “DAC-Less Amplifier-less Generation and Transmission of QAM Signals Using Sub-volt Silicon-organic Hybrid Modulators.” Journal of Lightwave Technology 33 (7): 1425–1432.
Chicago author-date (all authors)
Wolf, S, M Lauermann, P Schindler, G Ronniger, K Geistert, R Palmer, S Kober, Wim Bogaerts, J Leuthold, W Freude, and C Koos. 2015. “DAC-Less Amplifier-less Generation and Transmission of QAM Signals Using Sub-volt Silicon-organic Hybrid Modulators.” Journal of Lightwave Technology 33 (7): 1425–1432.
Vancouver
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Wolf S, Lauermann M, Schindler P, Ronniger G, Geistert K, Palmer R, et al. DAC-Less amplifier-less generation and transmission of QAM signals using sub-volt silicon-organic hybrid modulators. JOURNAL OF LIGHTWAVE TECHNOLOGY. PISCATAWAY: IEEE-INST ELECTRICAL ELECTRONICS ENGINEERS INC; 2015;33(7):1425–32.
IEEE
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S. Wolf et al., “DAC-Less amplifier-less generation and transmission of QAM signals using sub-volt silicon-organic hybrid modulators,” JOURNAL OF LIGHTWAVE TECHNOLOGY, vol. 33, no. 7, pp. 1425–1432, 2015.
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  abstract     = {We demonstrate generation and transmission of optical signals by directly interfacing highly efficient silicon-organic hybrid (SOH) modulators to binary output ports of a field-programmable gate array. Using an SOH Mach-Zehnder modulator (MZM) and an SOH IQ modulator we generate ON-OFF- keying and binary phase-shift keying signals as well as quadrature phase-shift keying and 16-state quadrature amplitude modulation (16QAM) formats. Peak-to-peak voltages amount to only 0.27 V-pp for driving the MZM and 0.41 V-pp for the IQ modulator. Neither digital-to-analog converters nor drive amplifiers are required, and the RF energy consumption in the modulator amounts to record-low 18 fJ/bit for 16QAM signaling.},
  author       = {Wolf, S and Lauermann, M and Schindler, P and Ronniger, G and Geistert, K and Palmer, R and Kober, S and Bogaerts, Wim and Leuthold, J and Freude, W and Koos, C},
  issn         = {0733-8724},
  journal      = {JOURNAL OF LIGHTWAVE TECHNOLOGY},
  keywords     = {FORMATS,Electrooptic modulation,PLATFORM,WAVE-GUIDES,optical transmitters,phase shift keying,photonic integrated circuits,quadrature amplitude modulation,silicon photonics},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {7},
  pages        = {1425--1432},
  publisher    = {IEEE-INST ELECTRICAL ELECTRONICS ENGINEERS INC},
  title        = {DAC-Less amplifier-less generation and transmission of QAM signals using sub-volt silicon-organic hybrid modulators},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/JLT.2015.2394511},
  volume       = {33},
  year         = {2015},
}

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