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  • Vol. 36, Iss. 9 — May. 1, 2011
  • pp: 1728–1730

Ultracompact 160 Gbaud all-optical demultiplexing exploiting slow light in an engineered silicon photonic crystal waveguide

Bill Corcoran, Mark D. Pelusi, Christelle Monat, Juntao Li, Liam O’Faolain, Thomas F. Krauss, and Benjamin J. Eggleton  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 36, Issue 9, pp. 1728-1730 (2011)

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We demonstrate all-optical demultiplexing of a high-bandwidth, time-division multiplexed 160 Gbit / s signal to 10 Gbit / s channels, exploiting slow light enhanced four-wave mixing in a dispersion engineered, 96 μm long planar photonic crystal waveguide. We report error-free (bit error rate < 10 9 ) operation of all 16 demultiplexed channels, with a power penalty of 2.2 2.4 dB , highlighting the potential of these structures as a platform for ultracompact all-optical nonlinear processes.

© 2011 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(190.4360) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, devices
(230.5298) Optical devices : Photonic crystals

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

Original Manuscript: January 19, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: March 23, 2011
Published: April 29, 2011

Bill Corcoran, Mark D. Pelusi, Christelle Monat, Juntao Li, Liam O’Faolain, Thomas F. Krauss, and Benjamin J. Eggleton, "Ultracompact 160 Gbaud all-optical demultiplexing exploiting slow light in an engineered silicon photonic crystal waveguide," Opt. Lett. 36, 1728-1730 (2011)

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