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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 20, Iss. 4 — Feb. 13, 2012
  • pp: 3825–3831

Fabrication and experimental demonstration of the first 160 Gb/s hybrid silicon-on-insulator integrated all-optical wavelength converter

C. Stamatiadis, L. Stampoulidis, D. Kalavrouziotis, I. Lazarou, K. Vyrsokinos, L. Zimmermann, K. Voigt, G. B. Preve, L. Moerl, J. Kreissl, and H. Avramopoulos  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 20, Issue 4, pp. 3825-3831 (2012)

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We present a hybrid integrated photonic circuit on a silicon-on-insulator substrate that performs ultra high-speed all-optical wavelength conversion. The chip incorporates a 1.25 mm non-linear SOA mounted on the SOI board using gold-tin bumps as small as 14 μm. Τhe device performs chirp filtering and signal polarity inversion with two multi-mode interference (MMI) - based cascaded delay interferometers (DIs) monolithically integrated on the same SOI substrate. Full free spectral range (FSR) tuning of the DIs is accomplished by two independently tuneable on-chip thermal heaters. We demonstrate 160Gb/s all-optical wavelength conversion with power penalties of less than 4.6dB.

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OCIS Codes
(130.3120) Integrated optics : Integrated optics devices
(130.7405) Integrated optics : Wavelength conversion devices

ToC Category:
Integrated Optics

Original Manuscript: October 17, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: November 30, 2011
Published: February 1, 2012

C. Stamatiadis, L. Stampoulidis, D. Kalavrouziotis, I. Lazarou, K. Vyrsokinos, L. Zimmermann, K. Voigt, G. B. Preve, L. Moerl, J. Kreissl, and H. Avramopoulos, "Fabrication and experimental demonstration of the first 160 Gb/s hybrid silicon-on-insulator integrated all-optical wavelength converter," Opt. Express 20, 3825-3831 (2012)

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