System Performances of On-Chip Silicon Microring Delay Line for RZ, CSRZ, RZ-DB and RZ-AMI Signals
2008 (English)In: Journal of Lightwave Technology, ISSN 0733-8724, E-ISSN 1558-2213, Vol. 26, no 21-24, 3744-3751 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
We theoretically study the group-delay characteristics of a silicon microring resonator based on the coupled mode theory, and experimentally demonstrate error-free operations of an on-chip delay line using a silicon-on-insulator (SOI) microring resonator with a 20-mu m radius. Four signals of different modulation formats are examined at 5 Gb/s, including return-to-zero (RZ), carrier-suppressed return-to-zero (CSRZ), return-to-zero duobinary (RZ-DB), and return-to-zero alternate-mark-inversion (RZ-AMI). Bit error rate (BER) measurements show that the maximal delay times with error-free operations are 80,95, 110, and 65 ps, respectively, corresponding to a fractional group delay of similar to 0.4, similar to 0.5, similar to 0.55, and similar to 0.35. The differences in delay and signal degradations have been investigated based on the signal spectra and pattern dependences. Although the delays are demonstrated in a single ring resonator, the analysis is applicable in slow-light resonance structures such as all-pass filters (APF) and coupled resonator optical waveguides (CROW).
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2008. Vol. 26, no 21-24, 3744-3751 p.
Delay line, microring resonator, modulation format, silicon photonics, optical modulation formats, wave-guides, slow-light, transmission, absorption, photonics, duobinary, buffers
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-18164DOI: 10.1109/jlt.2008.2005510ISI: 000263225000028ScopusID: 2-s2.0-60949095648OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-18164DiVA: diva2:336210
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