Inverse-designed multi-wavelength, multi-mode optical interconnects using soliton microcombs

K. Y. Yang, A. D. White, F. Ashtiani, C. Shirpurkar, S. V. Pericherla, L. Chang, H. Song, K. Zou, H. Zhou, K. Pang, J. Yang, M. A. Guidry, D. M. Lukin, H. Hao, L. Trask, G. H. Ahn, A. Netherton, T. C. Briles, J. R. Stone, L. RechtmanJ. S. Stone, K. Van Gasse, J. L. Skarda, L. Su, D. Vercruysse, J. P.W. MacLean, S. Aghaeimeibodi, M. J. Li, D. A.B. Miller, D. M. Marom, S. B. Papp, A. E. Willner, J. E. Bowers, P. J. Delfyett, F. Aflatouni, J. Vučković*

*Corresponding author for this work

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We demonstrate 130 Gbps transmission in each of 4 spatial modes using Si3N4 soliton microcombs and inverse-designed silicon mode multiplexers. Out of 52 carriers, 42 data channels show natively error-free data transmission.

Original languageAmerican English
Title of host publicationCLEO
Subtitle of host publicationScience and Innovations, S and I 2022
PublisherOptica Publishing Group (formerly OSA)
ISBN (Electronic)9781557528209
StatePublished - 2022
EventCLEO: Science and Innovations, S and I 2022 - San Jose, United States
Duration: 15 May 202220 May 2022

Publication series

NameOptics InfoBase Conference Papers


ConferenceCLEO: Science and Innovations, S and I 2022
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CitySan Jose

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
This research is supported by the DARPA under the PIPES program, and by AFOSR (FA9550-17-1-0002). We acknowledge Dr. Gordon Keeler and Dr. Gernot Pomrenke for discussion.

Publisher Copyright:
© Optica Publishing Group 2022, © 2022 The Author(s)


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