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Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics
San Jose, California United States
May 4-9, 2008
ISBN: 978-1-55752-859-9
All-Optical Signal Processing (CThH)

Characterization of Wavelength Conversion by Four Wave Mixing in Silicon Waveguides

Walid Mathlouthi, Haisheng Rong, and Mario Paniccia

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Abstract

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

OCIS Codes
(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

Citation
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.
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/abstract.cfm?URI=CLEO-2008-CThH3


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