Abstract

We experimentally demonstrate polarization-insensitive all optical wavelength conversion of a 10-Gb/s DPSK data signal based on four-wave mixing in a silicon waveguide with an angled-pump scheme. Dispersion engineering is applied to the silicon waveguide to obtain similar four-wave mixing conversion performances for both the TE and TM modes. Bit-error rate measurements are performed and error-free operation is achieved. We also demonstrate polarization-insensitive wavelength conversion with a large separation between the idler and signal using a dual-pump configuration.

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2011 (5)

2010 (5)

S. Gao, X. Zhang, Z. Li, and S. He, “Polarization-independent wavelength conversion using an angled-polarization pump in a silicon nanowire waveguide,” IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 16(1), 250–256 (2010).
[CrossRef]

A. Biberman, B. G. Lee, A. C. Turner-Foster, M. A. Foster, M. Lipson, A. L. Gaeta, and K. Bergman, “Wavelength multicasting in silicon photonic nanowires,” Opt. Express 18(17), 18047–18055 (2010).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

H. Hu, R. Nouroozi, R. Ludwig, B. Huettl, C. Schmidt-Langhorst, H. Suche, W. Sohler, and C. Schubert, “Polarization-insensitive all-optical wavelength conversion of 320 Gb/s RZ-DQPSK signals using a Ti:PPLN waveguide,” Appl. Phys. B 101(4), 875–882 (2010).
[CrossRef]

H. Hu, E. Palushani, M. Galili, H. C. H. Mulvad, A. Clausen, L. K. Oxenløwe, and P. Jeppesen, “640 Gbit/s and 1.28 Tbit/s polarisation insensitive all optical wavelength conversion,” Opt. Express 18(10), 9961–9966 (2010).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

M. Pu, L. Liu, H. Ou, K. Yvind, and J. M. Hvam, “Ultra-low-loss inverted taper coupler for silicon-on-insulator ridge waveguide,” Opt. Commun. 283(19), 3678–3682 (2010).
[CrossRef]

2008 (1)

R. Salem, M. A. Foster, A. C. Turner, D. F. Geraghty, M. Lipson, and A. L. Gaeta, “Signal regeneration using low power four-wave mixing on silicon chip,” Nat. Photonics 2(1), 35–38 (2008).
[CrossRef]

2007 (2)

2006 (4)

F. Yaman, Q. Lin, and G. P. Agrawal, “A novel design for polarization-independent single-pump fiber-optic parametric amplifiers,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 18(22), 2335–2337 (2006).
[CrossRef]

M. A. Foster, A. C. Turner, J. E. Sharping, B. S. Schmidt, M. Lipson, and A. L. Gaeta, “Broad-band optical parametric gain on a silicon photonic chip,” Nature 441(7096), 960–963 (2006).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

H. Rong, Y. H. Kuo, A. Liu, M. Paniccia, and O. Cohen, “High efficiency wavelength conversion of 10 Gb/s data in silicon waveguides,” Opt. Express 14(3), 1182–1188 (2006).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

J. Ma, J. Yu, C. Yu, Z. Jia, X. Sang, Z. Zhou, T. Wang, and G. K. Chang, “Wavelength conversion based on four-wave mixing in high-nonlinear dispersion shifted fiber using a dual-pump configuration,” J. Lightwave Technol. 24(7), 2851–2858 (2006).
[CrossRef]

1999 (1)

1994 (1)

K. Inoue, “Polarization independent wavelength conversion using fiber four-wave mixing with two orthogonal pump lights of different frequencies,” J. Lightwave Technol. 12(11), 1916–1920 (1994).
[CrossRef]

Agrawal, G. P.

Q. Lin, O. J. Painter, and G. P. Agrawal, “Nonlinear optical phenomena in silicon waveguides: modeling and applications,” Opt. Express 15(25), 16604–16644 (2007).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

F. Yaman, Q. Lin, and G. P. Agrawal, “A novel design for polarization-independent single-pump fiber-optic parametric amplifiers,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 18(22), 2335–2337 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Anderson, P. A.

Bergman, K.

Biberman, A.

Cao, L.

Chang, G. K.

Clausen, A.

Clausen, A. T.

Cohen, O.

Foster, M. A.

A. Biberman, B. G. Lee, A. C. Turner-Foster, M. A. Foster, M. Lipson, A. L. Gaeta, and K. Bergman, “Wavelength multicasting in silicon photonic nanowires,” Opt. Express 18(17), 18047–18055 (2010).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

R. Salem, M. A. Foster, A. C. Turner, D. F. Geraghty, M. Lipson, and A. L. Gaeta, “Signal regeneration using low power four-wave mixing on silicon chip,” Nat. Photonics 2(1), 35–38 (2008).
[CrossRef]

M. A. Foster, A. C. Turner, R. Salem, M. Lipson, and A. L. Gaeta, “Broad-band continuous-wave parametric wavelength conversion in silicon nanowaveguides,” Opt. Express 15(20), 12949–12958 (2007).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

M. A. Foster, A. C. Turner, J. E. Sharping, B. S. Schmidt, M. Lipson, and A. L. Gaeta, “Broad-band optical parametric gain on a silicon photonic chip,” Nature 441(7096), 960–963 (2006).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Gaeta, A. L.

A. Biberman, B. G. Lee, A. C. Turner-Foster, M. A. Foster, M. Lipson, A. L. Gaeta, and K. Bergman, “Wavelength multicasting in silicon photonic nanowires,” Opt. Express 18(17), 18047–18055 (2010).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

R. Salem, M. A. Foster, A. C. Turner, D. F. Geraghty, M. Lipson, and A. L. Gaeta, “Signal regeneration using low power four-wave mixing on silicon chip,” Nat. Photonics 2(1), 35–38 (2008).
[CrossRef]

M. A. Foster, A. C. Turner, R. Salem, M. Lipson, and A. L. Gaeta, “Broad-band continuous-wave parametric wavelength conversion in silicon nanowaveguides,” Opt. Express 15(20), 12949–12958 (2007).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

M. A. Foster, A. C. Turner, J. E. Sharping, B. S. Schmidt, M. Lipson, and A. L. Gaeta, “Broad-band optical parametric gain on a silicon photonic chip,” Nature 441(7096), 960–963 (2006).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Galili, M.

H. Hu, H. Ji, M. Galili, M. Pu, C. Peucheret, H. C. H. Mulvad, K. Yvind, J. M. Hvam, P. Jeppesen, and L. K. Oxenløwe, “Ultra-high-speed wavelength conversion in a silicon photonic chip,” Opt. Express 19(21), 19886–19894 (2011).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

H. Ji, M. Pu, H. Hu, M. Galili, L. K. Oxenløwe, K. Yvind, J. M. Hvam, and P. Jeppsen, “Optical waveform sampling and error-free demultiplexing of 1.28 Tbit/s serial data in a nano-engineered silicon waveguide,” J. Lightwave Technol. 29(4), 426–431 (2011).
[CrossRef]

M. Pu, H. Hu, M. Galili, H. Ji, L. K. Oxenløwe, K. Yvind, P. Jeppsen, and J. M. Hvam, “15 THz tunable wavelength conversion of picosecond pulses in silicon waveguide,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 23(19), 1409–1411 (2011).
[CrossRef]

M. Pu, H. Hu, H. Ji, M. Galili, L. K. Oxenløwe, P. Jeppesen, J. M. Hvam, and K. Yvind, “One-to-six WDM multicasting of DPSK signals based on dual-pump four-wave mixing in a silicon waveguide,” Opt. Express 19(24), 24448–24453 (2011).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

H. C. H. Mulvad, E. Palushani, H. Hu, H. Ji, M. Lillieholm, M. Galili, A. T. Clausen, M. Pu, K. Yvind, J. M. Hvam, P. Jeppesen, and L. K. Oxenløwe, “Ultra-high-speed optical serial-to-parallel data conversion by time-domain optical Fourier transformation in a silicon nanowire,” Opt. Express 19(26), B825–B835 (2011).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

H. Hu, E. Palushani, M. Galili, H. C. H. Mulvad, A. Clausen, L. K. Oxenløwe, and P. Jeppesen, “640 Gbit/s and 1.28 Tbit/s polarisation insensitive all optical wavelength conversion,” Opt. Express 18(10), 9961–9966 (2010).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Gao, S.

Q. Liu, S. Gao, L. Cao, and S. He, “Design of low-dispersion-discrepancy silicon waveguide for broadband polarization-independent wavelength conversion,” J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 29(2), 215–219 (2012).
[CrossRef]

S. Gao, X. Zhang, Z. Li, and S. He, “Polarization-independent wavelength conversion using an angled-polarization pump in a silicon nanowire waveguide,” IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 16(1), 250–256 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Geraghty, D. F.

R. Salem, M. A. Foster, A. C. Turner, D. F. Geraghty, M. Lipson, and A. L. Gaeta, “Signal regeneration using low power four-wave mixing on silicon chip,” Nat. Photonics 2(1), 35–38 (2008).
[CrossRef]

He, S.

Q. Liu, S. Gao, L. Cao, and S. He, “Design of low-dispersion-discrepancy silicon waveguide for broadband polarization-independent wavelength conversion,” J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 29(2), 215–219 (2012).
[CrossRef]

S. Gao, X. Zhang, Z. Li, and S. He, “Polarization-independent wavelength conversion using an angled-polarization pump in a silicon nanowire waveguide,” IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 16(1), 250–256 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Hedekvist, P. O.

Hu, H.

H. C. H. Mulvad, E. Palushani, H. Hu, H. Ji, M. Lillieholm, M. Galili, A. T. Clausen, M. Pu, K. Yvind, J. M. Hvam, P. Jeppesen, and L. K. Oxenløwe, “Ultra-high-speed optical serial-to-parallel data conversion by time-domain optical Fourier transformation in a silicon nanowire,” Opt. Express 19(26), B825–B835 (2011).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

M. Pu, H. Hu, H. Ji, M. Galili, L. K. Oxenløwe, P. Jeppesen, J. M. Hvam, and K. Yvind, “One-to-six WDM multicasting of DPSK signals based on dual-pump four-wave mixing in a silicon waveguide,” Opt. Express 19(24), 24448–24453 (2011).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

M. Pu, H. Hu, M. Galili, H. Ji, L. K. Oxenløwe, K. Yvind, P. Jeppsen, and J. M. Hvam, “15 THz tunable wavelength conversion of picosecond pulses in silicon waveguide,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 23(19), 1409–1411 (2011).
[CrossRef]

H. Ji, M. Pu, H. Hu, M. Galili, L. K. Oxenløwe, K. Yvind, J. M. Hvam, and P. Jeppsen, “Optical waveform sampling and error-free demultiplexing of 1.28 Tbit/s serial data in a nano-engineered silicon waveguide,” J. Lightwave Technol. 29(4), 426–431 (2011).
[CrossRef]

H. Hu, H. Ji, M. Galili, M. Pu, C. Peucheret, H. C. H. Mulvad, K. Yvind, J. M. Hvam, P. Jeppesen, and L. K. Oxenløwe, “Ultra-high-speed wavelength conversion in a silicon photonic chip,” Opt. Express 19(21), 19886–19894 (2011).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

H. Hu, R. Nouroozi, R. Ludwig, B. Huettl, C. Schmidt-Langhorst, H. Suche, W. Sohler, and C. Schubert, “Polarization-insensitive all-optical wavelength conversion of 320 Gb/s RZ-DQPSK signals using a Ti:PPLN waveguide,” Appl. Phys. B 101(4), 875–882 (2010).
[CrossRef]

H. Hu, E. Palushani, M. Galili, H. C. H. Mulvad, A. Clausen, L. K. Oxenløwe, and P. Jeppesen, “640 Gbit/s and 1.28 Tbit/s polarisation insensitive all optical wavelength conversion,” Opt. Express 18(10), 9961–9966 (2010).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Huettl, B.

H. Hu, R. Nouroozi, R. Ludwig, B. Huettl, C. Schmidt-Langhorst, H. Suche, W. Sohler, and C. Schubert, “Polarization-insensitive all-optical wavelength conversion of 320 Gb/s RZ-DQPSK signals using a Ti:PPLN waveguide,” Appl. Phys. B 101(4), 875–882 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Hvam, J. M.

H. Hu, H. Ji, M. Galili, M. Pu, C. Peucheret, H. C. H. Mulvad, K. Yvind, J. M. Hvam, P. Jeppesen, and L. K. Oxenløwe, “Ultra-high-speed wavelength conversion in a silicon photonic chip,” Opt. Express 19(21), 19886–19894 (2011).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

M. Pu, H. Hu, M. Galili, H. Ji, L. K. Oxenløwe, K. Yvind, P. Jeppsen, and J. M. Hvam, “15 THz tunable wavelength conversion of picosecond pulses in silicon waveguide,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 23(19), 1409–1411 (2011).
[CrossRef]

M. Pu, H. Hu, H. Ji, M. Galili, L. K. Oxenløwe, P. Jeppesen, J. M. Hvam, and K. Yvind, “One-to-six WDM multicasting of DPSK signals based on dual-pump four-wave mixing in a silicon waveguide,” Opt. Express 19(24), 24448–24453 (2011).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

H. Ji, M. Pu, H. Hu, M. Galili, L. K. Oxenløwe, K. Yvind, J. M. Hvam, and P. Jeppsen, “Optical waveform sampling and error-free demultiplexing of 1.28 Tbit/s serial data in a nano-engineered silicon waveguide,” J. Lightwave Technol. 29(4), 426–431 (2011).
[CrossRef]

H. C. H. Mulvad, E. Palushani, H. Hu, H. Ji, M. Lillieholm, M. Galili, A. T. Clausen, M. Pu, K. Yvind, J. M. Hvam, P. Jeppesen, and L. K. Oxenløwe, “Ultra-high-speed optical serial-to-parallel data conversion by time-domain optical Fourier transformation in a silicon nanowire,” Opt. Express 19(26), B825–B835 (2011).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

M. Pu, L. Liu, H. Ou, K. Yvind, and J. M. Hvam, “Ultra-low-loss inverted taper coupler for silicon-on-insulator ridge waveguide,” Opt. Commun. 283(19), 3678–3682 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Inoue, K.

K. Inoue, “Polarization independent wavelength conversion using fiber four-wave mixing with two orthogonal pump lights of different frequencies,” J. Lightwave Technol. 12(11), 1916–1920 (1994).
[CrossRef]

Jeppesen, P.

Jeppsen, P.

M. Pu, H. Hu, M. Galili, H. Ji, L. K. Oxenløwe, K. Yvind, P. Jeppsen, and J. M. Hvam, “15 THz tunable wavelength conversion of picosecond pulses in silicon waveguide,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 23(19), 1409–1411 (2011).
[CrossRef]

H. Ji, M. Pu, H. Hu, M. Galili, L. K. Oxenløwe, K. Yvind, J. M. Hvam, and P. Jeppsen, “Optical waveform sampling and error-free demultiplexing of 1.28 Tbit/s serial data in a nano-engineered silicon waveguide,” J. Lightwave Technol. 29(4), 426–431 (2011).
[CrossRef]

Ji, H.

Jia, Z.

Kuo, Y. H.

Lee, B. G.

Li, Z.

S. Gao, X. Zhang, Z. Li, and S. He, “Polarization-independent wavelength conversion using an angled-polarization pump in a silicon nanowire waveguide,” IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 16(1), 250–256 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Lillieholm, M.

Lin, Q.

Q. Lin, O. J. Painter, and G. P. Agrawal, “Nonlinear optical phenomena in silicon waveguides: modeling and applications,” Opt. Express 15(25), 16604–16644 (2007).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

F. Yaman, Q. Lin, and G. P. Agrawal, “A novel design for polarization-independent single-pump fiber-optic parametric amplifiers,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 18(22), 2335–2337 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Lipson, M.

A. Biberman, B. G. Lee, A. C. Turner-Foster, M. A. Foster, M. Lipson, A. L. Gaeta, and K. Bergman, “Wavelength multicasting in silicon photonic nanowires,” Opt. Express 18(17), 18047–18055 (2010).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

R. Salem, M. A. Foster, A. C. Turner, D. F. Geraghty, M. Lipson, and A. L. Gaeta, “Signal regeneration using low power four-wave mixing on silicon chip,” Nat. Photonics 2(1), 35–38 (2008).
[CrossRef]

M. A. Foster, A. C. Turner, R. Salem, M. Lipson, and A. L. Gaeta, “Broad-band continuous-wave parametric wavelength conversion in silicon nanowaveguides,” Opt. Express 15(20), 12949–12958 (2007).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

M. A. Foster, A. C. Turner, J. E. Sharping, B. S. Schmidt, M. Lipson, and A. L. Gaeta, “Broad-band optical parametric gain on a silicon photonic chip,” Nature 441(7096), 960–963 (2006).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Liu, A.

Liu, L.

M. Pu, L. Liu, H. Ou, K. Yvind, and J. M. Hvam, “Ultra-low-loss inverted taper coupler for silicon-on-insulator ridge waveguide,” Opt. Commun. 283(19), 3678–3682 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Liu, Q.

Ludwig, R.

H. Hu, R. Nouroozi, R. Ludwig, B. Huettl, C. Schmidt-Langhorst, H. Suche, W. Sohler, and C. Schubert, “Polarization-insensitive all-optical wavelength conversion of 320 Gb/s RZ-DQPSK signals using a Ti:PPLN waveguide,” Appl. Phys. B 101(4), 875–882 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Ma, J.

Mulvad, H. C. H.

Nouroozi, R.

H. Hu, R. Nouroozi, R. Ludwig, B. Huettl, C. Schmidt-Langhorst, H. Suche, W. Sohler, and C. Schubert, “Polarization-insensitive all-optical wavelength conversion of 320 Gb/s RZ-DQPSK signals using a Ti:PPLN waveguide,” Appl. Phys. B 101(4), 875–882 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Ou, H.

M. Pu, L. Liu, H. Ou, K. Yvind, and J. M. Hvam, “Ultra-low-loss inverted taper coupler for silicon-on-insulator ridge waveguide,” Opt. Commun. 283(19), 3678–3682 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Oxenløwe, L. K.

H. C. H. Mulvad, E. Palushani, H. Hu, H. Ji, M. Lillieholm, M. Galili, A. T. Clausen, M. Pu, K. Yvind, J. M. Hvam, P. Jeppesen, and L. K. Oxenløwe, “Ultra-high-speed optical serial-to-parallel data conversion by time-domain optical Fourier transformation in a silicon nanowire,” Opt. Express 19(26), B825–B835 (2011).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

M. Pu, H. Hu, H. Ji, M. Galili, L. K. Oxenløwe, P. Jeppesen, J. M. Hvam, and K. Yvind, “One-to-six WDM multicasting of DPSK signals based on dual-pump four-wave mixing in a silicon waveguide,” Opt. Express 19(24), 24448–24453 (2011).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

M. Pu, H. Hu, M. Galili, H. Ji, L. K. Oxenløwe, K. Yvind, P. Jeppsen, and J. M. Hvam, “15 THz tunable wavelength conversion of picosecond pulses in silicon waveguide,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 23(19), 1409–1411 (2011).
[CrossRef]

H. Hu, H. Ji, M. Galili, M. Pu, C. Peucheret, H. C. H. Mulvad, K. Yvind, J. M. Hvam, P. Jeppesen, and L. K. Oxenløwe, “Ultra-high-speed wavelength conversion in a silicon photonic chip,” Opt. Express 19(21), 19886–19894 (2011).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

H. Ji, M. Pu, H. Hu, M. Galili, L. K. Oxenløwe, K. Yvind, J. M. Hvam, and P. Jeppsen, “Optical waveform sampling and error-free demultiplexing of 1.28 Tbit/s serial data in a nano-engineered silicon waveguide,” J. Lightwave Technol. 29(4), 426–431 (2011).
[CrossRef]

H. Hu, E. Palushani, M. Galili, H. C. H. Mulvad, A. Clausen, L. K. Oxenløwe, and P. Jeppesen, “640 Gbit/s and 1.28 Tbit/s polarisation insensitive all optical wavelength conversion,” Opt. Express 18(10), 9961–9966 (2010).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Painter, O. J.

Palushani, E.

Paniccia, M.

Peucheret, C.

Pu, M.

H. Ji, M. Pu, H. Hu, M. Galili, L. K. Oxenløwe, K. Yvind, J. M. Hvam, and P. Jeppsen, “Optical waveform sampling and error-free demultiplexing of 1.28 Tbit/s serial data in a nano-engineered silicon waveguide,” J. Lightwave Technol. 29(4), 426–431 (2011).
[CrossRef]

H. Hu, H. Ji, M. Galili, M. Pu, C. Peucheret, H. C. H. Mulvad, K. Yvind, J. M. Hvam, P. Jeppesen, and L. K. Oxenløwe, “Ultra-high-speed wavelength conversion in a silicon photonic chip,” Opt. Express 19(21), 19886–19894 (2011).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

M. Pu, H. Hu, M. Galili, H. Ji, L. K. Oxenløwe, K. Yvind, P. Jeppsen, and J. M. Hvam, “15 THz tunable wavelength conversion of picosecond pulses in silicon waveguide,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 23(19), 1409–1411 (2011).
[CrossRef]

H. C. H. Mulvad, E. Palushani, H. Hu, H. Ji, M. Lillieholm, M. Galili, A. T. Clausen, M. Pu, K. Yvind, J. M. Hvam, P. Jeppesen, and L. K. Oxenløwe, “Ultra-high-speed optical serial-to-parallel data conversion by time-domain optical Fourier transformation in a silicon nanowire,” Opt. Express 19(26), B825–B835 (2011).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

M. Pu, H. Hu, H. Ji, M. Galili, L. K. Oxenløwe, P. Jeppesen, J. M. Hvam, and K. Yvind, “One-to-six WDM multicasting of DPSK signals based on dual-pump four-wave mixing in a silicon waveguide,” Opt. Express 19(24), 24448–24453 (2011).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

M. Pu, L. Liu, H. Ou, K. Yvind, and J. M. Hvam, “Ultra-low-loss inverted taper coupler for silicon-on-insulator ridge waveguide,” Opt. Commun. 283(19), 3678–3682 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Rong, H.

Salem, R.

R. Salem, M. A. Foster, A. C. Turner, D. F. Geraghty, M. Lipson, and A. L. Gaeta, “Signal regeneration using low power four-wave mixing on silicon chip,” Nat. Photonics 2(1), 35–38 (2008).
[CrossRef]

M. A. Foster, A. C. Turner, R. Salem, M. Lipson, and A. L. Gaeta, “Broad-band continuous-wave parametric wavelength conversion in silicon nanowaveguides,” Opt. Express 15(20), 12949–12958 (2007).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Sang, X.

Schmidt, B. S.

M. A. Foster, A. C. Turner, J. E. Sharping, B. S. Schmidt, M. Lipson, and A. L. Gaeta, “Broad-band optical parametric gain on a silicon photonic chip,” Nature 441(7096), 960–963 (2006).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Schmidt-Langhorst, C.

H. Hu, R. Nouroozi, R. Ludwig, B. Huettl, C. Schmidt-Langhorst, H. Suche, W. Sohler, and C. Schubert, “Polarization-insensitive all-optical wavelength conversion of 320 Gb/s RZ-DQPSK signals using a Ti:PPLN waveguide,” Appl. Phys. B 101(4), 875–882 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Schubert, C.

H. Hu, R. Nouroozi, R. Ludwig, B. Huettl, C. Schmidt-Langhorst, H. Suche, W. Sohler, and C. Schubert, “Polarization-insensitive all-optical wavelength conversion of 320 Gb/s RZ-DQPSK signals using a Ti:PPLN waveguide,” Appl. Phys. B 101(4), 875–882 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Sharping, J. E.

M. A. Foster, A. C. Turner, J. E. Sharping, B. S. Schmidt, M. Lipson, and A. L. Gaeta, “Broad-band optical parametric gain on a silicon photonic chip,” Nature 441(7096), 960–963 (2006).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Sohler, W.

H. Hu, R. Nouroozi, R. Ludwig, B. Huettl, C. Schmidt-Langhorst, H. Suche, W. Sohler, and C. Schubert, “Polarization-insensitive all-optical wavelength conversion of 320 Gb/s RZ-DQPSK signals using a Ti:PPLN waveguide,” Appl. Phys. B 101(4), 875–882 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Suche, H.

H. Hu, R. Nouroozi, R. Ludwig, B. Huettl, C. Schmidt-Langhorst, H. Suche, W. Sohler, and C. Schubert, “Polarization-insensitive all-optical wavelength conversion of 320 Gb/s RZ-DQPSK signals using a Ti:PPLN waveguide,” Appl. Phys. B 101(4), 875–882 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Turner, A. C.

R. Salem, M. A. Foster, A. C. Turner, D. F. Geraghty, M. Lipson, and A. L. Gaeta, “Signal regeneration using low power four-wave mixing on silicon chip,” Nat. Photonics 2(1), 35–38 (2008).
[CrossRef]

M. A. Foster, A. C. Turner, R. Salem, M. Lipson, and A. L. Gaeta, “Broad-band continuous-wave parametric wavelength conversion in silicon nanowaveguides,” Opt. Express 15(20), 12949–12958 (2007).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

M. A. Foster, A. C. Turner, J. E. Sharping, B. S. Schmidt, M. Lipson, and A. L. Gaeta, “Broad-band optical parametric gain on a silicon photonic chip,” Nature 441(7096), 960–963 (2006).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Turner-Foster, A. C.

Wang, T.

Yaman, F.

F. Yaman, Q. Lin, and G. P. Agrawal, “A novel design for polarization-independent single-pump fiber-optic parametric amplifiers,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 18(22), 2335–2337 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Yu, C.

Yu, J.

Yvind, K.

M. Pu, H. Hu, M. Galili, H. Ji, L. K. Oxenløwe, K. Yvind, P. Jeppsen, and J. M. Hvam, “15 THz tunable wavelength conversion of picosecond pulses in silicon waveguide,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 23(19), 1409–1411 (2011).
[CrossRef]

H. Hu, H. Ji, M. Galili, M. Pu, C. Peucheret, H. C. H. Mulvad, K. Yvind, J. M. Hvam, P. Jeppesen, and L. K. Oxenløwe, “Ultra-high-speed wavelength conversion in a silicon photonic chip,” Opt. Express 19(21), 19886–19894 (2011).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

H. Ji, M. Pu, H. Hu, M. Galili, L. K. Oxenløwe, K. Yvind, J. M. Hvam, and P. Jeppsen, “Optical waveform sampling and error-free demultiplexing of 1.28 Tbit/s serial data in a nano-engineered silicon waveguide,” J. Lightwave Technol. 29(4), 426–431 (2011).
[CrossRef]

M. Pu, H. Hu, H. Ji, M. Galili, L. K. Oxenløwe, P. Jeppesen, J. M. Hvam, and K. Yvind, “One-to-six WDM multicasting of DPSK signals based on dual-pump four-wave mixing in a silicon waveguide,” Opt. Express 19(24), 24448–24453 (2011).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

H. C. H. Mulvad, E. Palushani, H. Hu, H. Ji, M. Lillieholm, M. Galili, A. T. Clausen, M. Pu, K. Yvind, J. M. Hvam, P. Jeppesen, and L. K. Oxenløwe, “Ultra-high-speed optical serial-to-parallel data conversion by time-domain optical Fourier transformation in a silicon nanowire,” Opt. Express 19(26), B825–B835 (2011).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

M. Pu, L. Liu, H. Ou, K. Yvind, and J. M. Hvam, “Ultra-low-loss inverted taper coupler for silicon-on-insulator ridge waveguide,” Opt. Commun. 283(19), 3678–3682 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Zhang, X.

S. Gao, X. Zhang, Z. Li, and S. He, “Polarization-independent wavelength conversion using an angled-polarization pump in a silicon nanowire waveguide,” IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 16(1), 250–256 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Zhou, Z.

Appl. Phys. B (1)

H. Hu, R. Nouroozi, R. Ludwig, B. Huettl, C. Schmidt-Langhorst, H. Suche, W. Sohler, and C. Schubert, “Polarization-insensitive all-optical wavelength conversion of 320 Gb/s RZ-DQPSK signals using a Ti:PPLN waveguide,” Appl. Phys. B 101(4), 875–882 (2010).
[CrossRef]

IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. (1)

S. Gao, X. Zhang, Z. Li, and S. He, “Polarization-independent wavelength conversion using an angled-polarization pump in a silicon nanowire waveguide,” IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 16(1), 250–256 (2010).
[CrossRef]

IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. (2)

F. Yaman, Q. Lin, and G. P. Agrawal, “A novel design for polarization-independent single-pump fiber-optic parametric amplifiers,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 18(22), 2335–2337 (2006).
[CrossRef]

M. Pu, H. Hu, M. Galili, H. Ji, L. K. Oxenløwe, K. Yvind, P. Jeppsen, and J. M. Hvam, “15 THz tunable wavelength conversion of picosecond pulses in silicon waveguide,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 23(19), 1409–1411 (2011).
[CrossRef]

J. Lightwave Technol. (4)

J. Opt. Soc. Am. B (1)

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R. Salem, M. A. Foster, A. C. Turner, D. F. Geraghty, M. Lipson, and A. L. Gaeta, “Signal regeneration using low power four-wave mixing on silicon chip,” Nat. Photonics 2(1), 35–38 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Nature (1)

M. A. Foster, A. C. Turner, J. E. Sharping, B. S. Schmidt, M. Lipson, and A. L. Gaeta, “Broad-band optical parametric gain on a silicon photonic chip,” Nature 441(7096), 960–963 (2006).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Opt. Commun. (1)

M. Pu, L. Liu, H. Ou, K. Yvind, and J. M. Hvam, “Ultra-low-loss inverted taper coupler for silicon-on-insulator ridge waveguide,” Opt. Commun. 283(19), 3678–3682 (2010).
[CrossRef]

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H. Rong, Y. H. Kuo, A. Liu, M. Paniccia, and O. Cohen, “High efficiency wavelength conversion of 10 Gb/s data in silicon waveguides,” Opt. Express 14(3), 1182–1188 (2006).
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H. Hu, H. Ji, M. Galili, M. Pu, C. Peucheret, H. C. H. Mulvad, K. Yvind, J. M. Hvam, P. Jeppesen, and L. K. Oxenløwe, “Ultra-high-speed wavelength conversion in a silicon photonic chip,” Opt. Express 19(21), 19886–19894 (2011).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

H. Hu, E. Palushani, M. Galili, H. C. H. Mulvad, A. Clausen, L. K. Oxenløwe, and P. Jeppesen, “640 Gbit/s and 1.28 Tbit/s polarisation insensitive all optical wavelength conversion,” Opt. Express 18(10), 9961–9966 (2010).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

A. Biberman, B. G. Lee, A. C. Turner-Foster, M. A. Foster, M. Lipson, A. L. Gaeta, and K. Bergman, “Wavelength multicasting in silicon photonic nanowires,” Opt. Express 18(17), 18047–18055 (2010).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

M. Pu, H. Hu, H. Ji, M. Galili, L. K. Oxenløwe, P. Jeppesen, J. M. Hvam, and K. Yvind, “One-to-six WDM multicasting of DPSK signals based on dual-pump four-wave mixing in a silicon waveguide,” Opt. Express 19(24), 24448–24453 (2011).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

H. C. H. Mulvad, E. Palushani, H. Hu, H. Ji, M. Lillieholm, M. Galili, A. T. Clausen, M. Pu, K. Yvind, J. M. Hvam, P. Jeppesen, and L. K. Oxenløwe, “Ultra-high-speed optical serial-to-parallel data conversion by time-domain optical Fourier transformation in a silicon nanowire,” Opt. Express 19(26), B825–B835 (2011).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

M. A. Foster, A. C. Turner, R. Salem, M. Lipson, and A. L. Gaeta, “Broad-band continuous-wave parametric wavelength conversion in silicon nanowaveguides,” Opt. Express 15(20), 12949–12958 (2007).
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Figures (6)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

(a) Schematic diagram of a silicon-on-insulator ridge waveguide. (b) Illustration of the FWM process with the signal and pump co-polarized and aligned to the TE polarization, and (c) with an angled-pump.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

(a) Simulated GVD for the TE and TM modes for silicon waveguides whose structure is represented as an inset with height 300 nm and different widths. (b) Simulated FWM conversion efficiency versus signal wavelength detuning from 1542 nm (signal pump at 1542 nm)(upper) and from 1561 nm (two pumps at 1542 nm and 1580 nm)(lower) for the TE and TM modes of the silicon waveguide of dimensions (300 × 450 nm2).

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

(a) Measured conversion efficiency versus input signal wavelength with a fixed pump at wavelength 1542 nm for the 300 × 450 nm2 silicon waveguide. (b) Measured transmission as a function of waveguide length for both TE and TM modes at wavelength 1550 nm.

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

Experimental setup for polarization insensitive wavelength conversion of a 10-Gb/s DPSK data signal in a silicon waveguide. The components represented in red are used optionally for the dual-pump conversion experiment.

Fig. 5
Fig. 5

(a) Measured optical spectrum at the output of the silicon waveguide for single angled-pump conversion. The inset shows the measured polarization-independent conversion bandwidth. (b) BER measurement for the 10 Gb/s DPSK back-to-back signal and the converted signal without and with the input signal being polarization-scrambled. Measured eye diagrams for the converted signal without (c) and with (d) the input signal being polarization-scrambled.

Fig. 6
Fig. 6

(a) Measured optical spectrum at the output of the silicon waveguide for dual-pump wavelength conversion. (b) BER measurement for the 10-Gb/s DPSK back-to-back signal and the converted signal without and with the input signal being polarization-scrambled. Measured eye diagrams for the converted signal without (c, e) and with (d, f) the input signal being polarization-scrambled.

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