In this paper, we realized a monolithic silicon photonic integrated circuit (PIC) for polarization and phase diversity coherent detection. The PIC includes two polarization beam splitters, two 90° optical hybrids, and four pairs of balanced photodiodes implemented as integrated germanium detectors. We tested the PIC using polarization-division multiplexed quadrature phase-shift keyed signals at 43 and at 112 Gb/s.
- integrated optics
- integrated optoelectronics
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics