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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 18, Iss. 17 — Aug. 16, 2010
  • pp: 18047–18055

Wavelength multicasting in silicon photonic nanowires

Aleksandr Biberman, Benjamin G. Lee, Amy C. Turner-Foster, Mark A. Foster, Michal Lipson, Alexander L. Gaeta, and Keren Bergman  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 18, Issue 17, pp. 18047-18055 (2010)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.18.018047


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Abstract

We demonstrate a scalable, energy-efficient, and pragmatic method for high-bandwidth wavelength multicasting using FWM in silicon photonic nanowires. We experimentally validate up to a sixteen-way multicast of 40-Gb/s NRZ data using spectral and temporal responses, and evaluate the resulting data integrity degradation using BER measurements and power penalty performance metrics. We further examine the impact of this wavelength multicasting scalability on conversion efficiency. Finally, we experimentally evaluate up to a three-way multicast of 160-Gb/s pulsed-RZ data using spectral and temporal responses, representing the first on-chip wavelength multicasting of pulsed-RZ data.

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OCIS Codes
(190.4380) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, four-wave mixing
(190.4390) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, integrated optics
(230.4320) Optical devices : Nonlinear optical devices
(060.1155) Fiber optics and optical communications : All-optical networks
(060.4255) Fiber optics and optical communications : Networks, multicast
(130.7405) Integrated optics : Wavelength conversion devices

ToC Category:
Integrated Optics

History
Original Manuscript: January 27, 2010
Revised Manuscript: August 5, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: August 5, 2010
Published: August 6, 2010

Citation
Aleksandr Biberman, Benjamin G. Lee, Amy C. Turner-Foster, Mark A. Foster, Michal Lipson, Alexander L. Gaeta, and Keren Bergman, "Wavelength multicasting in silicon photonic nanowires," Opt. Express 18, 18047-18055 (2010)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-18-17-18047


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