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  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 22, Iss. 1 — Jan. 13, 2014
  • pp: 127–135

Mode-selective wavelength conversion based on four-wave mixing in a multimode silicon waveguide

Yunhong Ding, Jing Xu, Haiyan Ou, and Christophe Peucheret  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 22, Issue 1, pp. 127-135 (2014)

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We propose and demonstrate all-optical mode-selective wavelength conversion in a silicon waveguide. The mode-selective wavelength conversion relies on strong four-wave mixing when pump and signal light are on the same spatial mode, while weak four-wave mixing is obtained between different modes due to phase mismatch. A two-mode division multiplexing circuit with tapered directional coupler based (de)multiplexers and a multimode waveguide is designed and fabricated for this application. Experimental results show clear eye-diagrams and moderate power penalties for the wavelength conversion of both modes.

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OCIS Codes
(030.4070) Coherence and statistical optics : Modes
(130.3120) Integrated optics : Integrated optics devices
(190.4380) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, four-wave mixing
(130.7405) Integrated optics : Wavelength conversion devices

ToC Category:
Subsystems for Optical Networks and Datacomms

Original Manuscript: October 8, 2013
Revised Manuscript: November 25, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: November 28, 2013
Published: December 23, 2013

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Yunhong Ding, Jing Xu, Haiyan Ou, and Christophe Peucheret, "Mode-selective wavelength conversion based on four-wave mixing in a multimode silicon waveguide," Opt. Express 22, 127-135 (2014)

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