Abstract

We propose a simple way to design a fully integrated and passive all-optical pulse reshaper in the aim of reamplifying and reshaping (2R) regeneration of optical digital signals. The device could be achieved from a coupled microresonator structure with Kerr nonlinearity. By using time-domain simulation, we show that we can obtain a clear nonlinear power transfer that is capable of improving signal-to-noise ratio and reducing bit error rate for digital signals. The reshaping performances are estimated by calculating <i>Q</i>-factor enhancement. Since we take benefit from field enhancement at resonance, this integrated reshaper could be much smaller than other gates based on nonlinear fibers or waveguides.

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S. Mikroulis, H. Simos, E. Roditi, D. Syvridis, "Ultrafast all-optical and logical operation based on four-wave mixing in a passive InGaAsP-InP microring resonator," IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 17, 1878-1880 (2005).

Y. Dumeige, P. Féron, "Dispersive tristability in microring resonators," Phys. Rev. E, Stat. Phys. Plasmas Fluids Relat. Interdiscip. Top. 72, 066 609 (2005).

V. G. Ta'eed, M. Shokooh-Saremi, L. Fu, D. J. Moss, M. Rochette, I. C. M. Littler, B. J. Eggleton, Y. Ruan, B. Luther-Davies, "Integrated all-optical pulse regenerator in chalcogenide waveguides," Opt. Lett. 30, 2900-2902 (2005).

M. Vasilyev, T. I. Lakoba, "All-optical multichannel 2R regeneration in a fiber-based device," Opt. Lett. 30, 1458-1460 (2005).

L. B. Fu, M. Rochette, V. G. Ta'eed, D. J. Moss, B. J. Eggleton, "Investigation of self-phase modulation based optical regeneration in single mode As2Se3 chalcogenide glass fiber," Opt. Express 13, 7637-7644 (2005).

Y. Dumeige, C. Arnaud, P. Féron, "Combining FDTD with coupled mode theories for bistability in micro-ring resonators," Opt. Commun. 250, 376-383 (2005).

2004 (6)

S. Pereira, P. Chak, J. E. Sipe, L. Tkeshelashvili, K. Busch, "All-optical diode in an asymmetrically apodized Kerr nonlinear microresonator system ," Photon. Nanostruct.: Fundam. Appl. 2, 181-190 (2004).

Y. Chen, S. Blair, "Nonlinearity enhancement in finite coupled-resonator slow-light waveguides," Opt. Express 12, 3353-3366 (2004).

J. E. Heebner, P. Chak, S. Pereira, J. E. Sipe, R. W. Boyd, "Distributed and localized feedback in microresonator sequences for linear and nonlinear optics ," J. Opt. Soc. Amer. B, Opt. Phys. 21, 1818-1832 (2004).

M. Matsumoto, "Performance analysis and comparison of optical 3R regenerators utilizing self-phase modulation in fibers," J. Lightw. Technol. 22, 1472-1482 (2004).

S. Mikroulis, A. Bogris, E. Roditi, D. Syvridis, "Investigation of an all-optical wavelength converter with reshaping properties based on four-wave mixing in passive microring resonators," J. Lightw. Technol. 22, 2743-2748 (2004).

J. K. S. Poon, J. Sheuer, S. Mookherjea, G. T. Paloczi, Y. Huang, A. Yariv, "Matrix analysis of microring coupled-resonator optical waveguides," Opt. Express 12, 90-103 (2004).

2003 (4)

C. Arnaud, P. Féron, M. Boustimi, P. Grosso, D. Bosc, P. Guignard, "FDTD simulation of 30 µm diameter polymer micro-ring," Electron. Lett. 39, 1249-1250 (2003).

J. E. Heebner, R. W. Boyd, "Strong dispersive and nonlinear optical properties of microresonator-modified optical waveguides ," Proc. SPIE 4969, 185-194 (2003).

O. Leclerc, B. Lavigne, E. Balmefrezol, P. Brindel, L. Pierre, D. Rouvillain, F. Seguineau, "Optical regeneration at 40 Gb/s and beyond," J. Lightw. Technol. 21, 2779-2789 (2003).

A. Melloni, F. Morichetti, M. Martinelli, "Linear and nonlinear pulse propagation in coupled resonator slow-wave optical structures ," Opt. Quantum Electron. 35, 365-379 (2003).

2002 (4)

J. E. Heebner, R. W. Boyd, Q. H. Park, "SCISSOR solitons and other novel propagation effects in microresonator-modified waveguides ," J. Opt. Soc. Amer. B, Opt. Phys. 19, 722-731 (2002).

T. A. Ibrahim, V. Van, P. T. Ho, "All-optical time-division demultiplexing and spatial pulse routing with a GaAs/AlGaAs microring resonator," Opt. Lett. 27, 803-805 (2002).

A. Melloni, M. Martinelli, "Synthesis of direct-coupled-resonators bandpass filters for WDM systems," J. Lightw. Technol. 20, 296-303 (2002).

S. Pereira, P. Chak, J. E. Sipe, "Gap-soliton switching in short microresonator structures," J. Opt. Soc. Amer. B, Opt. Phys. 19, 2191-2202 (2002).

2001 (1)

2000 (1)

A. Yariv, "Universal relations for coupling of optical power between microresonators and dielectric waveguides," Electron. Lett. 36, 321-322 (2000).

1994 (1)

B. L. Lawrence, M. Cha, J. U. Kang, W. Torruellas, G. Stegeman, G. Baker, J. Meth, S. Etemad, "Large purely refractive nonlinear index of single crystal P-toluene sulphonate (PTS) at 1600 nm ," Electron. Lett. 30, 447-448 (1994).

1991 (1)

J. Danckaert, K. Fobelets, I. Veretennicoff, G. Vitrant, R. Reinisch, "Dispersive optical bistability in stratified structures," Phys. Rev. B, Condens. Matter 44, 8214-8225 (1991).

Electron. Lett. (3)

C. Arnaud, P. Féron, M. Boustimi, P. Grosso, D. Bosc, P. Guignard, "FDTD simulation of 30 µm diameter polymer micro-ring," Electron. Lett. 39, 1249-1250 (2003).

A. Yariv, "Universal relations for coupling of optical power between microresonators and dielectric waveguides," Electron. Lett. 36, 321-322 (2000).

B. L. Lawrence, M. Cha, J. U. Kang, W. Torruellas, G. Stegeman, G. Baker, J. Meth, S. Etemad, "Large purely refractive nonlinear index of single crystal P-toluene sulphonate (PTS) at 1600 nm ," Electron. Lett. 30, 447-448 (1994).

IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. (1)

S. Mikroulis, H. Simos, E. Roditi, D. Syvridis, "Ultrafast all-optical and logical operation based on four-wave mixing in a passive InGaAsP-InP microring resonator," IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 17, 1878-1880 (2005).

J. Lightw. Technol. (4)

S. Mikroulis, A. Bogris, E. Roditi, D. Syvridis, "Investigation of an all-optical wavelength converter with reshaping properties based on four-wave mixing in passive microring resonators," J. Lightw. Technol. 22, 2743-2748 (2004).

A. Melloni, M. Martinelli, "Synthesis of direct-coupled-resonators bandpass filters for WDM systems," J. Lightw. Technol. 20, 296-303 (2002).

O. Leclerc, B. Lavigne, E. Balmefrezol, P. Brindel, L. Pierre, D. Rouvillain, F. Seguineau, "Optical regeneration at 40 Gb/s and beyond," J. Lightw. Technol. 21, 2779-2789 (2003).

M. Matsumoto, "Performance analysis and comparison of optical 3R regenerators utilizing self-phase modulation in fibers," J. Lightw. Technol. 22, 1472-1482 (2004).

J. Opt. A, Pure Appl. Opt. (1)

Y. Dumeige, L. Ghisa, P. Féron, "Dispersive multistability in microring resonators," J. Opt. A, Pure Appl. Opt. 8, S483-S489 (2006).

J. Opt. Soc. Amer. B, Opt. Phys. (3)

J. E. Heebner, R. W. Boyd, Q. H. Park, "SCISSOR solitons and other novel propagation effects in microresonator-modified waveguides ," J. Opt. Soc. Amer. B, Opt. Phys. 19, 722-731 (2002).

S. Pereira, P. Chak, J. E. Sipe, "Gap-soliton switching in short microresonator structures," J. Opt. Soc. Amer. B, Opt. Phys. 19, 2191-2202 (2002).

J. E. Heebner, P. Chak, S. Pereira, J. E. Sipe, R. W. Boyd, "Distributed and localized feedback in microresonator sequences for linear and nonlinear optics ," J. Opt. Soc. Amer. B, Opt. Phys. 21, 1818-1832 (2004).

Opt. Commun. (1)

Y. Dumeige, C. Arnaud, P. Féron, "Combining FDTD with coupled mode theories for bistability in micro-ring resonators," Opt. Commun. 250, 376-383 (2005).

Opt. Express (5)

Opt. Lett. (6)

Opt. Quantum Electron. (1)

A. Melloni, F. Morichetti, M. Martinelli, "Linear and nonlinear pulse propagation in coupled resonator slow-wave optical structures ," Opt. Quantum Electron. 35, 365-379 (2003).

Photon. Nanostruct.: Fundam. Appl. (1)

S. Pereira, P. Chak, J. E. Sipe, L. Tkeshelashvili, K. Busch, "All-optical diode in an asymmetrically apodized Kerr nonlinear microresonator system ," Photon. Nanostruct.: Fundam. Appl. 2, 181-190 (2004).

Phys. Rev. B, Condens. Matter (1)

J. Danckaert, K. Fobelets, I. Veretennicoff, G. Vitrant, R. Reinisch, "Dispersive optical bistability in stratified structures," Phys. Rev. B, Condens. Matter 44, 8214-8225 (1991).

Phys. Rev. E, Stat. Phys. Plasmas Fluids Relat. Interdiscip. Top. (1)

Y. Dumeige, P. Féron, "Dispersive tristability in microring resonators," Phys. Rev. E, Stat. Phys. Plasmas Fluids Relat. Interdiscip. Top. 72, 066 609 (2005).

Proc. SPIE (1)

J. E. Heebner, R. W. Boyd, "Strong dispersive and nonlinear optical properties of microresonator-modified optical waveguides ," Proc. SPIE 4969, 185-194 (2003).

Other (2)

P. V. Mamyshev, "All-optical data regeneration based on self-phase modulation effect," Proc. ECOC (1998) pp. 475-476.

B. Luther-Davies, G. I. Stegeman, Spatial Solitons (Springer-Verlag, 2001) pp. 19-35.

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