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Optics Express

  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 22, Iss. 4 — Feb. 24, 2014
  • pp: 4083–4090

Wavelength conversion of 28 GBaud 16-QAM signals based on four-wave mixing in a silicon nanowire

Rhys Adams, Mina Spasojevic, Mathieu Chagnon, Mahdi Malekiha, Jia Li, David V. Plant, and Lawrence R. Chen  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 22, Issue 4, pp. 4083-4090 (2014)

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We demonstrate error-free wavelength conversion of 28 GBaud 16-QAM single polarization (112 Gb/s) signals based on four-wave mixing in a dispersion engineered silicon nanowire (SNW). Wavelength conversion covering the entire C-band is achieved using a single pump. We characterize the performance of the wavelength converter subsystem through the electrical signal to noise ratio penalty as well as the bit error rate of the converted signal as a function of input signal power. Moreover, we evaluate the degradation of the optical signal to noise ratio due to wavelength conversion in the SNW.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2330) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics communications
(070.4340) Fourier optics and signal processing : Nonlinear optical signal processing

ToC Category:
Optical Communications

Original Manuscript: December 13, 2013
Revised Manuscript: February 7, 2014
Manuscript Accepted: February 10, 2014
Published: February 13, 2014

Rhys Adams, Mina Spasojevic, Mathieu Chagnon, Mahdi Malekiha, Jia Li, David V. Plant, and Lawrence R. Chen, "Wavelength conversion of 28 GBaud 16-QAM signals based on four-wave mixing in a silicon nanowire," Opt. Express 22, 4083-4090 (2014)

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