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Multiband Silicon Photonic ePIC Coherent Receiver for 64 GBd QPSK

Pascal M. Seiler; Karsten Voigt; Anna Peczek; Galina Georgieva; Stefan Lischke; Andrea Malignaggi; Lars Zimmermann

Multiband coherent communication is being han- dled as a promising candidate to address the increasing demand for higher data rates and capacity. At the same time, coherent communication is expected to enter the data center domain in the near future. With coherent data links in both, data- and telecom, spanning multiple optical bands, novel approaches to coherent transceiver design and traffic engineering will become a necessity. In this work, we present a monolithically integrated silicon photonic coherent receiver for O- and C-band. The receiver features a 2 × 2 multi-mode interference coupler network as 90 hybrid optimized for 1430 nm (E-band). The total power consumption is 460 mW at a footprint of approximately 6 mm2, and an opto-electrical bandwidth of 33 GHz. 64 GBd operation is demonstrated in O- and C-band, which is competitive to the state-of-the-art for silicon photonic coherent receiver in the C- band, and the highest symbol rate to date for O-band coherent communication.

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