This technology offer is an integrated, CMOS-compatible, compact device that provides dispersion compensation of dispersion in optical fibers. Dispersion impairments is a well-known problem in the transmission of high-speed data over fiber, that limits both the fiber reaches, or poses lower limits on the power required. The technology developed allows a seamless, very low loss method for compensation of fiber dispersion, providing high magnitudes of dispersion for countering dispersion in optical fibers. Without dispersion compensation, signals are susceptible to degradation from optical fiber dispersion, with the extent of degradation worsening with longer fiber reaches. Without proper dispersion compensation, transmitted data will experience high Bit Error Rates (BER) at the receiver. This technology solves this important problem and increases the fiber reaches which may be served.
The technology has the following specifications:
The technology owner has experimentally demonstrated that the technology works. High-speed characterization using 30 Gb/s NRZ and 30 Gbaud/s PAM4 data showed a restoration of the eye diagram that deteriorated after propagating through 2km of optical fiber. BER characterization showed a 1.3dB improvement in power penalty out of a 1.8dB degradation at the error-free (BER = 10-12) level. Scalable dispersion has also been experimentally proven.
The transmission of high speed data over optical fiber is well known to be impaired by dispersion in the optical fiber. This technology provides a very low loss solution to dispersion compensation and has been shown to restore the eye diagram and improve the bit error rate of high speed data. Potential applications would be pre- or post- dispersion compensation of optical fiber dispersion. Transceivers which serve long fiber reaches and/or utilize high speed data could incorporate this technology in the transceiver chip (either transmitter or receiver), to provide an integrated, low loss, CMOS-compatible means of high quality dispersion compensation that can be easily integrated with the rest of the transceiver chip.
The silicon photonics transceiver market is projected to grow to S$6.4 billion by 2026 with a compound annual growth rate of 25%. Asia Pacific is expected to show the fastest growth with increasing adoption of high-speed data systems, supportive government initiatives, and fast-growing consumer demand.
The technology owner is looking for R&D collaboration, IP licensing/acquisition, testbedding opportunities with optical transceiver companies, data center hardware companies, telecommunications companies or silicon photonics companies.