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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 17, Iss. 15 — Jul. 20, 2009
  • pp: 12987–12999

Conversion of 10 Gb/s NRZ-OOK to RZ-OOK utilizing XPM in a Si nanowire

W. Astar, Jeffrey B. Driscoll, Xiaoping Liu, Jerry I. Dadap, William M. J. Green, Yurii A. Vlasov, Gary M. Carter, and Richard M. Osgood, Jr.  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 17, Issue 15, pp. 12987-12999 (2009)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.17.012987


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Abstract

We have demonstrated for the first time to our knowledge, the conversion of 10 Gb/s non-return-to-zero (NRZ) on-off keying (NRZ-OOK) to RZ-OOK using cross-phase modulation (XPM) in a compact, Silicon (Si) nanowire and a detuned filter. The pulse format conversion resulted in a polarity-preserved, correctly-coded RZ-OOK signal, with no evidence of an error-floor for BER < 10−11. The advantages of a passive Si nanowire can lead to a compact, power-efficient, highly simplified configuration, amenable to chip-level integration.

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OCIS Codes
(060.5060) Fiber optics and optical communications : Phase modulation
(070.4340) Fourier optics and signal processing : Nonlinear optical signal processing
(190.4390) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, integrated optics
(320.7110) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast nonlinear optics

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

History
Original Manuscript: May 1, 2009
Revised Manuscript: June 5, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: June 30, 2009
Published: July 20, 2009

Citation
W. Astar, Jeffrey B. Driscoll, Xiaoping Liu, Jerry I. Dadap, William M. J. Green, Yurii A. Vlasov, Gary M. Carter, and Richard M. Osgood, "Conversion of 10 Gb/s NRZ-OOK to RZ-OOK utilizing XPM in a Si nanowire," Opt. Express 17, 12987-12999 (2009)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-17-15-12987


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