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, Benjamin J. Eggleton

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Abstract

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 mu m 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. (C) 2011 Optical Society of America

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1728-1730
Number of pages3
JournalOptics Letters
Volume36
Issue number9
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 May 2011

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