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Calculation of BER in multi-channel silicon optical interconnects: comparative analysis of strip and photonic crystal waveguides

You, J; Lavdas, S; Panoiu, NC; (2016) Calculation of BER in multi-channel silicon optical interconnects: comparative analysis of strip and photonic crystal waveguides. In: Vivien, L and Pavesi, L and Pelli, S, (eds.) (Proceedings) Conference on Silicon Photonics and Photonic Integrated Circuits V. SPIE - the international society for optics and photonics Green open access

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Abstract

We present an effective approach to evaluate the performance of multi-channel silicon (Si) photonic systems. The system is composed of strip Si photonic waveguides (Si-PhWs) with uniform cross-section or photonic-crystal (PhC) Si waveguides (Si-PhCWs), combined with a set of direct-detection receivers. Moreover, the optical field in each channel is the superposition of a continuous-wave nonreturn-to-zero ON-OFF keying modulated signal and a white Gaussian noise. In order to characterize the optical signal propagation in the waveguides, an accurate mathematical model describing all relevant linear and nonlinear optical effects and its linearized version is employed. In addition, two semi-analytical methods, time- and frequency-domain Karhunen-Loève series expansion, are used to assess the system bit-error-rate (BER). Our analysis reveals that Si-PhCWs provide similar performance as Si-PhWs, but for 100× shorter length. Importantly, much worse BER is achieved in Si-PhCWs when one operates in slow-light regime, due to the enhanced linear and nonlinear effects. © (2016) COPYRIGHT Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE). Downloading of the abstract is permitted for personal use only.

Type: Proceedings paper
Title: Calculation of BER in multi-channel silicon optical interconnects: comparative analysis of strip and photonic crystal waveguides
Event: Conference on Silicon Photonics and Photonic Integrated Circuits V
Location: Brussels, BELGIUM
Dates: 03 April 2016 - 07 April 2016
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.1117/12.2223187
Publisher version: http://doi.org/10.1117/12.2223187
Language: English
Additional information: © 2016 Society of Photo Optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE). This version is the version of record. For information on re-use, please refer to the publisher’s terms and conditions.
Keywords: Science & Technology, Technology, Physical Sciences, Engineering, Electrical & Electronic, Optics, Physics, Applied, Engineering, Physics, Ber Evaluation, Silicon Interconnects, Photonic Crystal Waveguides, Karhunen-Loeve Expansion, Nonlinear Pulse Propagation, Slow Light, Systems, Amplification, Transmission
UCL classification: UCL
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS > Faculty of Engineering Science
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS > Faculty of Engineering Science > Dept of Electronic and Electrical Eng
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/1531468
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