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  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 21, Iss. 22 — Nov. 4, 2013
  • pp: 25772–25779

All-optical 10 Gb/s AND logic gate in a silicon microring resonator

Meng Xiong, Lei Lei, Yunhong Ding, Bo Huang, Haiyan Ou, Christophe Peucheret, and Xinliang Zhang  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 21, Issue 22, pp. 25772-25779 (2013)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.21.025772


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Abstract

An all-optical AND logic gate in a single silicon microring resonator is experimentally demonstrated at 10 Gb/s with 50% RZ-OOK signals. By setting the wavelengths of two intensity-modulated input pumps on the resonances of the microring resonator, field-enhanced four-wave mixing with a total input power of only 8.5 dBm takes place in the ring, resulting in the generation of an idler whose intensity follows the logic operation between the pumps. Clear and open eye diagrams with a bit-error- ratio below 10−9 are achieved.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2330) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics communications
(130.3120) Integrated optics : Integrated optics devices
(130.3750) Integrated optics : Optical logic devices
(190.4380) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, four-wave mixing

ToC Category:
Integrated Optics

History
Original Manuscript: June 19, 2013
Revised Manuscript: August 27, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: September 6, 2013
Published: October 22, 2013

Citation
Meng Xiong, Lei Lei, Yunhong Ding, Bo Huang, Haiyan Ou, Christophe Peucheret, and Xinliang Zhang, "All-optical 10 Gb/s AND logic gate in a silicon microring resonator," Opt. Express 21, 25772-25779 (2013)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-21-22-25772


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