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  • Vol. 31, Iss. 6 — Mar. 15, 2013
  • pp: 952–966

Data Transfer From RZ-OOK to RZ-BPSK by Polarization-Insensitive XPM in a Passive Birefringent Nonlinear AlGaAs Waveguide

Brice M. Cannon, W. Astar, Tanvir Mahmood, Paveen Apiratikul, George A. Porkolab, Christopher J. K. Richardson, and Gary M. Carter

Journal of Lightwave Technology, Vol. 31, Issue 6, pp. 952-966 (2013)


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Abstract

The polarization-insensitive data transfer of 10-Gb/s return-to-zero ON-OFF keying (RZ-OOK) to RZ-binary phase-shift keying (RZ-BPSK) has been successfully carried out for the first time, in a passive birefringent nonlinear Al0.18 Ga0.82As waveguide, utilizing polarization-insensitive cross-phase-modulation (PI-XPM). A 10-9 bit-error-rate (BER) pre-amplified receiver sensitivity penalty of ≈2.2 dB relative to baseline RZ-BPSK was measured for PI-XPM, when the RZ-OOK pump was polarization-scrambled and the RZ-probe was launched at 40°. The probe's optimal launch angle for PI-XPM was significantly influenced by the anisotropy of the Al0.18 Ga0.82As waveguide.

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Brice M. Cannon, W. Astar, Tanvir Mahmood, Paveen Apiratikul, George A. Porkolab, Christopher J. K. Richardson, and Gary M. Carter, "Data Transfer From RZ-OOK to RZ-BPSK by Polarization-Insensitive XPM in a Passive Birefringent Nonlinear AlGaAs Waveguide," J. Lightwave Technol. 31, 952-966 (2013)
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