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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 19, Iss. 13 — Jun. 20, 2011
  • pp: 12172–12179

Simultaneous wavelength conversion of ASK and DPSK signals based on four-wave-mixing in dispersion engineered silicon waveguides

Lin Xu, Noam Ophir, Michael Menard, Ryan Kin Wah Lau, Amy C. Turner-Foster, Mark A. Foster, Michal Lipson, Alexander L. Gaeta, and Keren Bergman  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 19, Issue 13, pp. 12172-12179 (2011)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.19.012172


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Abstract

We experimentally demonstrate four-wave-mixing (FWM)-based continuous wavelength conversion of optical differential-phase-shift-keyed (DPSK) signals with large wavelength conversion ranges as well as simultaneous wavelength conversion of dual-wavelength channels with mixed modulation formats in 1.1-cm-long dispersion-engineered silicon waveguides. We first validate up to 100-nm wavelength conversion range for 10-Gb/s DPSK signals, showcasing the capability to perform phase-preserving operations at high bit rates in chip-scale devices over wide conversion ranges. We further validate the wavelength conversion of dual-wavelength channels modulated with 10-Gb/s packetized phase-shift-keyed (PSK) and amplitude-shift-keyed (ASK) signals; demonstrate simultaneous operation on multiple channels with mixed formats in chip-scale devices. For both configurations, we measure the spectral and temporal responses and evaluate the performances using bit-error-rate (BER) measurements.

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OCIS Codes
(060.5060) Fiber optics and optical communications : Phase modulation
(190.4380) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, four-wave mixing
(190.4390) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, integrated optics
(130.7405) Integrated optics : Wavelength conversion devices

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

History
Original Manuscript: April 22, 2011
Revised Manuscript: June 6, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: June 6, 2011
Published: June 8, 2011

Citation
Lin Xu, Noam Ophir, Michael Menard, Ryan Kin Wah Lau, Amy C. Turner-Foster, Mark A. Foster, Michal Lipson, Alexander L. Gaeta, and Keren Bergman, "Simultaneous wavelength conversion of ASK and DPSK signals based on four-wave-mixing in dispersion engineered silicon waveguides," Opt. Express 19, 12172-12179 (2011)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-19-13-12172


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