We experimentally demonstrate 10-Gb/s format conversion from non-return-to-zero (NRZ) to alternate-mark-inversion (AMI) using the linear filtering effect of silicon microring resonator. Our discussion and analysis in simulation further show that a 10-Gb/s AMI signal with good quality can be obtained by a resonator with a notch depth larger than 25 dB when the 3-dB bandwidth is 0.4 nm.
© 2009 Chinese Optics Letters
Qiang Li, Tong Ye, Yuanyuan Lu, Ziyang Zhang, Min Qiu, and Yikai Su, "All-optical NRZ-to-AMI conversion using linear filtering effect of silicon microring resonator," Chin. Opt. Lett. 7, 12-14 (2009)