We report the first monolithic InP photonic integrated comb generator made by cascading optical modulators. The device is extremely compact and tunable both in repetition frequency and wavelength, making real-world applications possible. A distributed Bragg reflector laser, a Mach-Zehnder intensity modulator, and two phase modulators are monolithically integrated on a 4.5 × 2.5 mm2 chip that also includes a booster semiconductor optical amplifier at the output. Modulators integrated on the circuit have a 3 dB bandwidth of 7 GHz and can generate up to 28 comb lines within a 5 dB power range when properly electrically driven (here demonstrated in the range 4-5 GHz). Operation up to 10 GHz is also reported.
|Titolo:||Photonic integrated fully tunable comb generator cascading optical modulators|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2018|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo su Rivista/Article|