Optical Data Transmission with a Dissipative Kerr Soliton in an Ultrahigh-Q MgF2Microresonator

Shuya Tanaka, Shun Fujii, Koshiro Wada, Hajime Kumazaki, Soma Kogure, Shun Tasaka, Tamiki Ohtsuka, Satoki Kawanishi, Takasumi Tanabe

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Abstract

Optical frequency combs based on microresonators (microcombs) have been actively researched since the first experimental achievement of soliton mode-locking. Soliton pulses (dissipative Kerr solitons; DKSs) possess high repetition rates ranging from tens to hundreds of GHz. Thanks to this feature, DKSs are expected to benefit a wide range of applications, such as optical communications. In particular, DKSs are highly suitable for wavelength division multiplexing (WDM) transmission, which exploits an individual comb line as an optical carrier, owing to its broad bandwidth and low-noise properties [1] , [2]. Although coherent transmissions are currently the mainstream of optical communication, transmissions employing the intensity-modulation direct-detection (IM-DD) method remain in use, e.g., in data centers [3]. The advantage of an IM-DD transmission is that it does not require complex digital signal processors, resulting in a low power consumption and a small-signal delay, both of which are key characteristics required in the Beyond-5G technology. The IM-DD method can be used in conjunction with microcombs to achieve high-speed transmission while maintaining these advantages.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2021 Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics Europe and European Quantum Electronics Conference, CLEO/Europe-EQEC 2021
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
ISBN (Electronic)9781665418768
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2021 Jun
Event2021 Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics Europe and European Quantum Electronics Conference, CLEO/Europe-EQEC 2021 - Munich, Germany
Duration: 2021 Jun 212021 Jun 25

Publication series

Name2021 Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics Europe and European Quantum Electronics Conference, CLEO/Europe-EQEC 2021

Conference

Conference2021 Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics Europe and European Quantum Electronics Conference, CLEO/Europe-EQEC 2021
Country/TerritoryGermany
CityMunich
Period21/6/2121/6/25

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

Fingerprint

Dive into the research topics of 'Optical Data Transmission with a Dissipative Kerr Soliton in an Ultrahigh-Q MgF<sub>2</sub>Microresonator'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this