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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 19, Iss. 12 — Jun. 6, 2011
  • pp: 11479–11489

Multi-format all-optical processing based on a large-scale, hybridly integrated photonic circuit

M. Bougioukos, Ch. Kouloumentas, M. Spyropoulou, G. Giannoulis, D. Kalavrouziotis, A. Maziotis, P. Bakopoulos, R. Harmon, D. Rogers, J. Harrison, A. Poustie, G. Maxwell, and H. Avramopoulos  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 19, Issue 12, pp. 11479-11489 (2011)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.19.011479


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Abstract

We investigate through numerical studies and experiments the performance of a large scale, silica-on-silicon photonic integrated circuit for multi-format regeneration and wavelength-conversion. The circuit encompasses a monolithically integrated array of four SOAs inside two parallel Mach-Zehnder structures, four delay interferometers and a large number of silica waveguides and couplers. Exploiting phase-incoherent techniques, the circuit is capable of processing OOK signals at variable bit rates, DPSK signals at 22 or 44 Gb/s and DQPSK signals at 44 Gbaud. Simulation studies reveal the wavelength-conversion potential of the circuit with enhanced regenerative capabilities for OOK and DPSK modulation formats and acceptable quality degradation for DQPSK format. Regeneration of 22 Gb/s OOK signals with amplified spontaneous emission (ASE) noise and DPSK data signals degraded with amplitude, phase and ASE noise is experimentally validated demonstrating a power penalty improvement up to 1.5 dB.

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OCIS Codes
(070.4340) Fourier optics and signal processing : Nonlinear optical signal processing
(130.3120) Integrated optics : Integrated optics devices

ToC Category:
Integrated Optics

History
Original Manuscript: February 4, 2011
Revised Manuscript: April 9, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: April 12, 2011
Published: May 31, 2011

Citation
M. Bougioukos, Ch. Kouloumentas, M. Spyropoulou, G. Giannoulis, D. Kalavrouziotis, A. Maziotis, P. Bakopoulos, R. Harmon, D. Rogers, J. Harrison, A. Poustie, G. Maxwell, and H. Avramopoulos, "Multi-format all-optical processing based on a large-scale, hybridly integrated photonic circuit," Opt. Express 19, 11479-11489 (2011)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-19-12-11479


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