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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 14, Iss. 3 — Feb. 6, 2006
  • pp: 1182–1188

High efficiency wavelength conversion of 10 Gb/s data in silicon waveguides

Haisheng Rong, Ying-Hao Kuo, Ansheng Liu, Mario Paniccia, and Oded Cohen  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 14, Issue 3, pp. 1182-1188 (2006)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.14.001182


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Abstract

Efficient wavelength conversion via four-wave-mixing in silicon-on-isolator p-i-n waveguides has been realized. By reverse biasing the p-i-n diode structure formed along the silicon rib waveguide, the nonlinear absorption due to two photon absorption induced free carrier absorption is significantly reduced, and a wavelength conversion efficiency of -8.5 dB has been achieved in an 8 cm long waveguide at a pump intensity of 40 MW/cm2. A high-speed pseudo-random bit sequence data at 10 Gb/s rate is converted to a new wavelength channel in the C-band with clear open eye diagram and no waveform distortion. Conversion efficiency as functions of pump power, wavelength detuning, and bias voltages, have been investigated. For shorter waveguides of 1.6 cm long, a conversion bandwidth of > 30 nm was achieved.

© 2006 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(060.4510) Fiber optics and optical communications : Optical communications
(190.2620) Nonlinear optics : Harmonic generation and mixing
(190.4380) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, four-wave mixing
(230.4320) Optical devices : Nonlinear optical devices
(230.7370) Optical devices : Waveguides
(250.5300) Optoelectronics : Photonic integrated circuits

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

History
Original Manuscript: December 22, 2005
Revised Manuscript: January 12, 2006
Manuscript Accepted: January 19, 2006
Published: February 6, 2006

Citation
Haisheng Rong, Ying-Hao Kuo, Ansheng Liu, Mario Paniccia, and Oded Cohen, "High efficiency wavelength conversion of 10 Gb/s data in silicon waveguides," Opt. Express 14, 1182-1188 (2006)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-14-3-1182


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