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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 36, Iss. 13 — Jul. 1, 2011
  • pp: 2450–2452

Ultrafast and bias-free all-optical wavelength conversion using III-V-on-silicon technology

Rajesh Kumar, Thijs Spuesens, Pauline Mechet, Pragati Kumar, Oded Raz, Nicolas Olivier, Jean-Marc Fedeli, Gunther Roelkens, Roel Baets, Dries Van Thourhout, and Geert Morthier  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 36, Issue 13, pp. 2450-2452 (2011)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.36.002450


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Abstract

Using a 7.5 μm diameter disk fabricated with III-V-on-silicon fabrication technology, we demonstrate bias-free all-optical wavelength conversion for non-return-to-zero on–off keyed pseudorandom bit sequence (PRBS) data at the speed of 10 Gbits / s with an extinction ratio of more than 12 dB . The working principle of such a wavelength converter is based on free-carrier-induced refractive index modulation in a pump–probe configuration. We believe it to be the first bias-free on-chip demonstration of all-optical wavelength conversion using PRBS data. All-optical gating measurements in the pump–probe configuration with the same device have revealed that it is possible to achieve wavelength conversion beyond 20 Gbits / s .

© 2011 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(130.3120) Integrated optics : Integrated optics devices
(230.1150) Optical devices : All-optical devices
(130.7405) Integrated optics : Wavelength conversion devices
(130.3990) Integrated optics : Micro-optical devices

ToC Category:
Integrated Optics

History
Original Manuscript: April 15, 2011
Revised Manuscript: May 26, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: May 30, 2011
Published: June 22, 2011

Citation
Rajesh Kumar, Thijs Spuesens, Pauline Mechet, Pragati Kumar, Oded Raz, Nicolas Olivier, Jean-Marc Fedeli, Gunther Roelkens, Roel Baets, Dries Van Thourhout, and Geert Morthier, "Ultrafast and bias-free all-optical wavelength conversion using III-V-on-silicon technology," Opt. Lett. 36, 2450-2452 (2011)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-36-13-2450


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