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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 20, Iss. 25 — Dec. 3, 2012
  • pp: 27263–27272

Simultaneous RZ-OOK to NRZ-OOK and RZ-DPSK to NRZ-DPSK format conversion in a silicon microring resonator

Meng Xiong, Oskars Ozolins, Yunhong Ding, Bo Huang, Yi An, Haiyan Ou, Christophe Peucheret, and Xinliang Zhang  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 20, Issue 25, pp. 27263-27272 (2012)

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Simultaneous RZ-OOK to NRZ-OOK and RZ-DPSK to NRZ-DPSK modulation format conversion in a single silicon microring resonator with free spectral range equal to twice the signal bit rate is experimentally demonstrated for the first time at 41.6 Gb/s. By utilizing an optimized custom-made microring resonator with high coupling coefficient followed by an optical bandpass filter with appropriate bandwidth, good conversion performances for both modulation formats are achieved according to the converted signals eye diagrams and bit-error-rate measurements.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2330) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics communications
(060.4080) Fiber optics and optical communications : Modulation
(130.3120) Integrated optics : Integrated optics devices
(130.7408) Integrated optics : Wavelength filtering devices

ToC Category:
Integrated Optics

Original Manuscript: August 14, 2012
Revised Manuscript: October 23, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: October 25, 2012
Published: November 19, 2012

Meng Xiong, Oskars Ozolins, Yunhong Ding, Bo Huang, Yi An, Haiyan Ou, Christophe Peucheret, and Xinliang Zhang, "Simultaneous RZ-OOK to NRZ-OOK and RZ-DPSK to NRZ-DPSK format conversion in a silicon microring resonator," Opt. Express 20, 27263-27272 (2012)

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