Demonstration of Error-Free 32-Gb/s Operation From Monolithic CMOS Nanophotonic Transmitters

Douglas M. Gill, Chi Xiong, Jonathan E. Proesel, Jessie C. Rosenberg, Jason Orcutt, Marwan Khater, John Ellis-Monaghan, Andreas Stricker, Edward Kiewra, Yves Martin, Yurii Vlasov, Wilfried Haensch, William M.J. Green

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We present a monolithic CMOS-integrated nanophotonic transmitter with a link sensitivity comparable with a 25-Gb/s commercial reference transmitter. Our CMOS transmitter shows error-free operation up to 32 Gb/s, and exhibits a 4.8-dB extinction ratio and 4.9-dB insertion loss at 25 Gb/s.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number7444153
Pages (from-to)1410-1413
Number of pages4
JournalIEEE Photonics Technology Letters
Issue number13
StatePublished - Jul 1 2016
Externally publishedYes


  • Electro-optical devices
  • Integrated optics devices
  • Modulators

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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