Ultracompact 160 Gbaud all-optical demultiplexing exploiting slow light in an engineered silicon photonic crystal waveguide
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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 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
Corcoran , B , Pelusi , M D , Monat , C , Li , J , O'Faolain , L , Krauss , T F & Eggleton , B J 2011 , ' Ultracompact 160 Gbaud all-optical demultiplexing exploiting slow light in an engineered silicon photonic crystal waveguide ' Optics Letters , vol 36 , no. 9 , pp. 1728-1730 . DOI: 10.1364/OL.36.001728
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