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Silicon photonic parametric optical processing for ultra-high bandwidth on-chip signal grooming
Author(s): Aleksandr Biberman; Noam Ophir; Keren Bergman
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Paper Abstract

We show wavelength conversion and wavelength multicasting using four-wave mixing in silicon waveguides, achieving record performance in both bandwidth and bit rates in this CMOS-compatible platform. Non-return-to-zero data at 10- and 40-Gb/s bit rates is wavelength converted across nearly 50 nm, with error-free transmission. Bit-rate transparency of the all-optical process is demonstrated by converting up to 160-Gb/s return-to-zero data. In addition, an eight-way wavelength multicast of 40-Gb/s data is shown using the same silicon waveguide platform, with error-free transmission. The communication performance is evaluated using measured eye diagrams, bit-error rates, and power penalty performance metrics.

Paper Details

Date Published: 25 February 2010
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 7598, Optical Components and Materials VII, 75980C (25 February 2010); doi: 10.1117/12.846770
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Aleksandr Biberman, Columbia Univ. (United States)
Noam Ophir, Columbia Univ. (United States)
Keren Bergman, Columbia Univ. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7598:
Optical Components and Materials VII
Shibin Jiang; Michel J. F. Digonnet; John W. Glesener; J. Christopher Dries, Editor(s)

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