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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 18, Iss. 9 — Apr. 26, 2010
  • pp: 9613–9621

Study of cross-phase modulation and free-carrier dispersion in silicon photonic wires for Mamyshev signal regenerators

Hong-Sheng Hsieh, Kai-Ming Feng, and Ming-Chang M. Lee  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 18, Issue 9, pp. 9613-9621 (2010)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.18.009613


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Abstract

A numerical study on Mamyshev signal regeneration realized on silicon photonic wires is reported. Unlike fiber-optics Mamyshev regenerators employing cross-phase modulation, silicon photonic wires have to include two-photon absorption and the two-photon-absorption-induced free-carrier effect. By well adjusting time delay between the co-propagating signal and clock pulses, both cross-phase modulation and free-carrier dispersion could induce nonlinear wavelength shift, which is essential for signal recovery in the Mamyshev regeneration scheme. A simulation result shows the quality factor of signal eye diagram improved by more than 4 dB for Return-to-Zero signals with pulse width 10 ps, peak power 6.5 W, and operation speed 10 Gbit/s through a 1-cm silicon photonic wire.

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OCIS Codes
(000.0000) General : General
(000.2700) General : General science

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

History
Original Manuscript: January 15, 2010
Revised Manuscript: March 3, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: March 9, 2010
Published: April 23, 2010

Citation
Hong-Sheng Hsieh, Kai-Ming Feng, and Ming-Chang M. Lee, "Study of cross-phase modulation and free-carrier dispersion in silicon photonic wires for Mamyshev signal regenerators," Opt. Express 18, 9613-9621 (2010)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-18-9-9613


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