Recent progress on a low-cost and high-performance hybrid WDM module for fiber-to-the-home is presented. The low-cost module is achieved by employing a flip-chip bonding method with passive alignment using a spot-size converter integrated laser diode (SS-LD) and waveguide photodiodes (WGPDs) on a planar lightwave circuit (PLC) platform. It is clarified that the SS-LD and the WGPD provide high coupling efficiency and a tolerance large enough for passive alignment. To achieve receiver hightsensitivity, the module is designed to employ an asymmetric PLC Y-splitter that prefers the PD responsivity and to reduce the parasitic capacitance. Dynamic properties for a 50-Mb/s burst signal, such as instantaneous AGC response and a small APC deviation of the transceiver, are also demonstrated.
|Number of pages||8|
|Publication status||Published - Dec 1 1996|
|Event||Proceedings of the 1996 22nd European Conference on Optical Communication, ECOC. Part 5 (of 6) - Oslo, Norway|
Duration: Sep 15 1996 → Sep 19 1996
|Other||Proceedings of the 1996 22nd European Conference on Optical Communication, ECOC. Part 5 (of 6)|
|Period||9/15/96 → 9/19/96|
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