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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 16, Iss. 15 — Jul. 21, 2008
  • pp: 11506–11512

High bit rate all-optical signal processing in a fiber photonic wire

M. D. Pelusi, F. Luan, E. Magi, M. R. E. Lamont, D. J. Moss, B. J. Eggleton, J. S. Sanghera, L. B. Shaw, and I. D. Aggarwal  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 16, Issue 15, pp. 11506-11512 (2008)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.16.011506


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Abstract

We report the first demonstration of high bit rate signal processing by a fiber-based photonic wire. We achieve 160Gb/s demultiplexing via four wave mixing in a 1.9μm diameter photonic wire tapered from As2S3 chalcogenide glass single mode fibre, with very low pump power requirements (< 20mW average power, 0.45W peak power), enabled by a very high nonlinearity (γ ~ 7850 W-1 km-1) and greatly reduced dispersion.

© 2008 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(060.0060) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics and optical communications
(060.4370) Fiber optics and optical communications : Nonlinear optics, fibers
(230.4320) Optical devices : Nonlinear optical devices

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

History
Original Manuscript: June 23, 2008
Revised Manuscript: July 16, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: July 16, 2008
Published: July 17, 2008

Citation
M. D. Pelusi, F. Luan, E. Magi, M. R. Lamont, D. J. Moss, B. J. Eggleton, J. S. Sanghera, L. B. Shaw, and I. D. Aggarwal, "High bit rate all-optical signal processing in a fiber photonic wire," Opt. Express 16, 11506-11512 (2008)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-16-15-11506


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