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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 19, Iss. 20 — Sep. 26, 2011
  • pp: 19514–19522

Ultrafast all-optical temporal differentiators based on CMOS-compatible integrated-waveguide Bragg gratings

K.A. Rutkowska, D. Duchesne, M.J. Strain, R. Morandotti, M. Sorel, and J. Azaña  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 19, Issue 20, pp. 19514-19522 (2011)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.19.019514


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Abstract

We report the first realization of integrated, all-optical first- and higher-order photonic differentiators operating at terahertz (THz) processing speeds. This is accomplished in a Silicon-on-Insulator (SOI) CMOS-compatible platform using a simple integrated geometry based on (π-)phase-shifted Bragg gratings. Moreover, we achieve on-chip generation of sub-picosecond Hermite-Gaussian pulse waveforms, which are noteworthy for applications in next-generation optical telecommunications.

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OCIS Codes
(050.2770) Diffraction and gratings : Gratings
(130.3120) Integrated optics : Integrated optics devices
(200.3050) Optics in computing : Information processing
(230.1150) Optical devices : All-optical devices
(320.7080) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast devices
(070.7145) Fourier optics and signal processing : Ultrafast processing

ToC Category:
Integrated Optics

History
Original Manuscript: July 22, 2011
Revised Manuscript: September 3, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: September 6, 2011
Published: September 22, 2011

Citation
K.A. Rutkowska, D. Duchesne, M.J. Strain, R. Morandotti, M. Sorel, and J. Azaña, "Ultrafast all-optical temporal differentiators based on CMOS-compatible integrated-waveguide Bragg gratings," Opt. Express 19, 19514-19522 (2011)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-19-20-19514


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