We characterize a silicon based wavelength converter using a commercial semiconductor amplifier based wavelength converter as a benchmark. Results show that silicon achieves -5.5dB efficiency, offers broader conversion bandwidth, higher OSNR and negligible channel crosstalk.
© 2008 Optical Society of America
(060.0060) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics and optical communications
(060.4510) Fiber optics and optical communications : Optical communications
(190.0190) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics
(190.4380) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, four-wave mixing
W. Mathlouthi, H. Rong, and M. Paniccia, "Characterization of Wavelength Conversion by Four Wave Mixing in Silicon Waveguides," in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics/Quantum Electronics and Laser Science Conference and Photonic Applications Systems Technologies, OSA Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2008), paper CThH3.
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