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Optics Express

  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 21, Iss. 17 — Aug. 26, 2013
  • pp: 19885–19899

All-optical amplitude-phase transmultiplexing of RZ-OOK and RZ-BPSK to RZ-QPSK by polarization-insensitive XPM using a nonlinear birefringent AlGaAs waveguide

B. M. Cannon, T. Mahmood, W. Astar, P. Apiratikul, G. Porkolab, P. Boudra, III, T. Mohsenin, C. J. K. Richardson, and G. M. Carter  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 21, Issue 17, pp. 19885-19899 (2013)

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Polarization-insensitive (PI) phase-transmultiplexing (PTM) of a 10-Gb/s return-to-zero on-off keying (RZ-OOK) pump and a 10-Gb/s RZ-binary phase-shift keying (RZ-BPSK) probe to 20-Gb/s RZ-quadrature-PSK (RZ-QPSK) has been successfully demonstrated for the first time in a passive, birefringent AlGaAs waveguide, utilizing PI cross-phase modulation (PI-XPM). For differential QPSK (DQPSK)-detection, a 10−9-BER pre-amplified receiver sensitivity penalty of ≈2.5 dB for the in-phase component and ≈4.9 dB for the quadrature component were found. The penalties were relative to the FPGA-precoded RZ-DQPSK baseline for a pump-probe detuning of ≈12 nm, when the probe state of polarization was scrambled and the pump was launched off-axis into the waveguide.

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OCIS Codes
(190.4360) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, devices
(190.4390) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, integrated optics

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

Original Manuscript: May 21, 2013
Revised Manuscript: August 8, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: August 9, 2013
Published: August 16, 2013

B. M. Cannon, T. Mahmood, W. Astar, P. Apiratikul, G. Porkolab, P. Boudra, T. Mohsenin, C. J. K. Richardson, and G. M. Carter, "All-optical amplitude-phase transmultiplexing of RZ-OOK and RZ-BPSK to RZ-QPSK by polarization-insensitive XPM using a nonlinear birefringent AlGaAs waveguide," Opt. Express 21, 19885-19899 (2013)

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