February 20, 2016

107-Gbaud PAM-4 Intensity-Modulation Direct-Detection Transceiver for Datacenter Interconnect

  • Angelini P.
  • Bigo S.
  • Blache F.
  • Dupuy J.
  • Estaran Tolosa J.
  • Jorge F.
  • Konczykowska A.
  • Mardoyan H.
  • Mestre Adrover M.
  • Nodjiadjim V.
  • Riet M.

We demonstrate an IM/DD PAM-4 optical transceiver operating at 84 and 100 Gbaud, and achieve successful demodulation after 1 km and 500 m of standard single mode fiber, respectively. Finally, we push the baud rate at 107-GBd PAM-4 only in back to back configuration. Electrical generation is enabled by an integrated high-speed selector power DAC.

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