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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 19, Iss. 21 — Oct. 10, 2011
  • pp: 20364–20371

All-optical XOR logic gate for 40Gb/s DPSK signals via FWM in a silicon nanowire

F. Li, T. D. Vo, C. Husko, M. Pelusi, D.-X. Xu, A. Densmore, R. Ma, S. Janz, B. J. Eggleton, and D. J. Moss  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 19, Issue 21, pp. 20364-20371 (2011)

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We demonstrate an all-optical XOR logic function for 40Gb/s differential phase-shift keyed (DPSK) data signals in the C-band, based on four-wave mixing (FWM) in a silicon nanowire. Error-free operation with a system penalty of ~3.0dB and ~4.3dB at 10−9 BER is achieved.

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OCIS Codes
(130.0130) Integrated optics : Integrated optics
(130.5990) Integrated optics : Semiconductors
(160.4330) Materials : Nonlinear optical materials
(190.4380) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, four-wave mixing

ToC Category:
Integrated Optics

Original Manuscript: June 27, 2011
Revised Manuscript: September 15, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: September 15, 2011
Published: October 3, 2011

F. Li, T. D. Vo, C. Husko, M. Pelusi, D.-X. Xu, A. Densmore, R. Ma, S. Janz, B. J. Eggleton, and D. J. Moss, "All-optical XOR logic gate for 40Gb/s DPSK signals via FWM in a silicon nanowire," Opt. Express 19, 20364-20371 (2011)

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