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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 18, Iss. 20 — Sep. 27, 2010
  • pp: 21121–21130

Multi-channel WDM RZ-to-NRZ format conversion at 50 Gbit/s based on single silicon microring resonator

Yunhong Ding, Christophe Peucheret, Minhao Pu, Beata Zsigri, Jorge Seoane, Liu Liu, Jing Xu, Haiyan Ou, Xinliang Zhang, and Dexiu Huang  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 18, Issue 20, pp. 21121-21130 (2010)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.18.021121


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Abstract

We comprehensively analyze multiple WDM channels RZ-to-NRZ format conversion using a single microring resonator. The scheme relies on simultaneous suppression of the first order harmonic components in the spectra of all the RZ channels. An optimized silicon microring resonator with free spectral range of 100 GHz and Q value of 7900 is designed and fabricated for this purpose. Multi-channel RZ-to-NRZ format conversion is demonstrated experimentally at 50 Gbit/s for WDM channels with 200 GHz channel spacing using the fabricated device. Bit error rate (BER) measurements show very good conversion performances for the scheme.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2330) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics communications
(130.3120) Integrated optics : Integrated optics devices
(230.5750) Optical devices : Resonators
(250.4745) Optoelectronics : Optical processing devices

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

History
Original Manuscript: April 28, 2010
Revised Manuscript: June 29, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: July 7, 2010
Published: September 22, 2010

Citation
Yunhong Ding, Christophe Peucheret, Minhao Pu, Beata Zsigri, Jorge Seoane, Liu Liu, Jing Xu, Haiyan Ou, Xinliang Zhang, and Dexiu Huang, "Multi-channel WDM RZ-to-NRZ format conversion at 50 Gbit/s based on single silicon microring resonator," Opt. Express 18, 21121-21130 (2010)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-18-20-21121


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