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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 20, Iss. 15 — Jul. 16, 2012
  • pp: 16374–16380

Polarization insensitive wavelength conversion in a dispersion-engineered silicon waveguide

Minhao Pu, Hao Hu, Christophe Peucheret, Hua Ji, Michael Galili, Leif K. Oxenløwe, Palle Jeppesen, Jørn M. Hvam, and Kresten Yvind  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 20, Issue 15, pp. 16374-16380 (2012)

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We experimentally demonstrate polarization-insensitive all optical wavelength conversion of a 10-Gb/s DPSK data signal based on four-wave mixing in a silicon waveguide with an angled-pump scheme. Dispersion engineering is applied to the silicon waveguide to obtain similar four-wave mixing conversion performances for both the TE and TM modes. Bit-error rate measurements are performed and error-free operation is achieved. We also demonstrate polarization-insensitive wavelength conversion with a large separation between the idler and signal using a dual-pump configuration.

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

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

Original Manuscript: May 8, 2012
Revised Manuscript: June 27, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: June 29, 2012
Published: July 3, 2012

Minhao Pu, Hao Hu, Christophe Peucheret, Hua Ji, Michael Galili, Leif K. Oxenløwe, Palle Jeppesen, Jørn M. Hvam, and Kresten Yvind, "Polarization insensitive wavelength conversion in a dispersion-engineered silicon waveguide," Opt. Express 20, 16374-16380 (2012)

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