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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 20, Iss. 22 — Oct. 22, 2012
  • pp: 24600–24606

Ultralow-power all-optical processing of high-speed data signals in deposited silicon waveguides

Ke-Yao Wang, Keith G. Petrillo, Mark A. Foster, and Amy C. Foster  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 20, Issue 22, pp. 24600-24606 (2012)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.20.024600


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Abstract

Utilizing a 6-mm-long hydrogenated amorphous silicon nanowaveguide, we demonstrate error-free (BER < 10−9) 160-to-10 Gb/s OTDM demultiplexing using ultralow switching peak powers of 50 mW. This material is deposited at low temperatures enabling a path toward multilayer integration and therefore massive scaling of the number of devices in a single photonic chip.

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OCIS Codes
(190.4380) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, four-wave mixing
(190.4390) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, integrated optics

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

History
Original Manuscript: August 13, 2012
Revised Manuscript: October 3, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: October 3, 2012
Published: October 12, 2012

Citation
Ke-Yao Wang, Keith G. Petrillo, Mark A. Foster, and Amy C. Foster, "Ultralow-power all-optical processing of high-speed data signals in deposited silicon waveguides," Opt. Express 20, 24600-24606 (2012)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-20-22-24600


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