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First system experiments with a monolithically integrated tunable polarization diversity heterodyne receiver OEIC on InP

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6 Author(s)
U. Hilbk ; Heinrich-Hertz-Inst. fur Nachrichtentech. Berlin GmbH, Germany ; T. Hermes ; P. Meissner ; C. Jacumeit
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System performance of an integrated polarization diversity heterodyne receiver optoelectronic IC (OEIC) is reported. The OEIC is monolithically integrated on InP. It includes a tunable 4 section DBR laser (quasi continuous tuning range 3.5 nm) and balanced photodiodes. The packaged OEIC is supplied with a fiber pigtail. Stable and polarization independent operation is achieved without any tendency for a bit error floor. The sensitivity at 1550.2 nm is -33.5 dBm at a bitrate of 140 Mbit/s. The performance of the OEIC based receiver is verified by operating in an experimental OFDM-TV distribution system with 4 channels.<>

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IEEE Photonics Technology Letters  (Volume:7 ,  Issue: 1 )