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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 18, Iss. 25 — Dec. 6, 2010
  • pp: 26686–26694

Optical phase conjugation by an As2S3 glass planar waveguide for dispersion-free transmission of WDM-DPSK signals over fiber

M.D. Pelusi, F. Luan, D.-Y. Choi, S.J. Madden, D.A.P. Bulla, B. Luther-Davies, and B.J. Eggleton  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 18, Issue 25, pp. 26686-26694 (2010)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.18.026686


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Abstract

We report the first demonstration of optical phase conjugation (OPC) transmission of phase encoded and wavelength-division multiplexed (WDM) signals by the Kerr effect in a planar structured waveguide. The phase conjugated electric field of the signal is produced by four wave mixing pumped by a CW laser during co-propagating with the signal in a highly nonlinear waveguide fabricated in As2S3 glass. Experiments demonstrate the capability of the device to perform dispersion-free transmission through up to 225 km of standard single mode fiber for a 3 × 40 Gb/s WDM signal, with its channels encoded as return-to-zero differential phase shift keying and spaced either 100 or 200 GHz apart. This work represents an important milestone towards demonstrating advanced signal processing of high-speed and broadband optical signals in compact planar waveguides, with the potential for monolithic optical integration.

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OCIS Codes
(070.4340) Fourier optics and signal processing : Nonlinear optical signal processing
(070.5040) Fourier optics and signal processing : Phase conjugation
(230.4320) Optical devices : Nonlinear optical devices

ToC Category:
Chalcogenide Glass

History
Original Manuscript: November 12, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: November 22, 2010
Published: December 6, 2010

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Chalcogenide Glass (2010) Optics Express

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M.D. Pelusi, F. Luan, D.-Y. Choi, S.J. Madden, D.A.P. Bulla, B. Luther-Davies, and B.J. Eggleton, "Optical phase conjugation by an As2S3 glass planar waveguide for dispersion-free transmission of WDM-DPSK signals over fiber," Opt. Express 18, 26686-26694 (2010)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-18-25-26686


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