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A reconfigurable microwave photonic filter based on four wave mixing in a silicon nanophotonic waveguide
Author(s): Jia Li; Rhys Adams; Zehra Sarac; David Berardo; Lawrence R. Chen
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Paper Abstract

We describe the design and characterization of a silicon nanophotonic waveguide (SNW) and its use in a reconfigurable microwave photonic filter (MPF). The SNW is dispersion tailored for efficient on-chip four-wave-mixing. We use the onchip four-wave-mixing to increase the number of taps in our multiple tap delay line MPF. The tap levels are controlled by a programmable filter. Using a 12 mm long SNW reduces the footprint by five orders of magnitude compared to silica highly nonlinear fiber while only requiring approximately two times more input power.

Paper Details

Date Published: 11 October 2013
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 8915, Photonics North 2013, 89150M (11 October 2013); doi: 10.1117/12.2035216
Show Author Affiliations
Jia Li, McGill Univ. (Canada)
Rhys Adams, Vanier College (Canada)
McGill Univ. (Canada)
Zehra Sarac, Bulent Ecevit Univ. (Turkey)
David Berardo, Vanier College (Canada)
Lawrence R. Chen, McGill Univ. (Canada)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8915:
Photonics North 2013
Pavel Cheben; Jens Schmid; Caroline Boudoux; Lawrence R. Chen; André Delâge; Siegfried Janz; Raman Kashyap; David J. Lockwood; Hans-Peter Loock; Zetian Mi, Editor(s)

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