Abstract

Data exchange is an important function for flexible optical network, and it has been extensively investigated for the time and wavelength domains. The mode division multiplexing (MDM) has been proposed to further increase the transmission capacity by carrying information on different modes with only single wavelength carrier. We propose and experimentally demonstrate a novel on-chip data exchange circuit for the MDM signals by utilizing two micro-ring resonator (MRR) based mode converters. For demonstration, single and four wavelengths non-return-to-zero on-off-keying (NRZ-OOK) signals at 10 Gb/s carried on different modes are successfully processed, with open and clear eye diagrams. Measured bit error ratio (BER) results show reasonable power penalties. The proposed circuit can be potentially used in advanced and flexible MDM optical networks.

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W. Bogaerts, P. De Heyn, T. Van Vaerenbergh, K. De Vos, S. Kumar Selvaraja, T. Claes, P. Dumon, P. Bienstman, D. Van Thourhout, and R. Baets, “Silicon microring resonators,” Laser Photonics Rev. 6(1), 47–73 (2012).
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[Crossref]

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[Crossref]

2003 (1)

K. K. Y. Wong, M. E. Marhic, K. Uesaka, and L. G. Kazovsky, “Wavelength exchange: A novel function for optical networks,” Inf. Sci. 149(1-3), 161–169 (2003).
[Crossref]

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W. Bogaerts, P. De Heyn, T. Van Vaerenbergh, K. De Vos, S. Kumar Selvaraja, T. Claes, P. Dumon, P. Bienstman, D. Van Thourhout, and R. Baets, “Silicon microring resonators,” Laser Photonics Rev. 6(1), 47–73 (2012).
[Crossref]

Bergman, K.

Bergmen, K.

L.-W. Luo, N. Ophir, C. P. Chen, L. H. Gabrielli, C. B. Poitras, K. Bergmen, and M. Lipson, “WDM-compatible mode-division multiplexing on a silicon chip,” Nat. Commun. 5, 3069 (2014).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Bienstman, P.

W. Bogaerts, P. De Heyn, T. Van Vaerenbergh, K. De Vos, S. Kumar Selvaraja, T. Claes, P. Dumon, P. Bienstman, D. Van Thourhout, and R. Baets, “Silicon microring resonators,” Laser Photonics Rev. 6(1), 47–73 (2012).
[Crossref]

Bogaerts, W.

W. Bogaerts, P. De Heyn, T. Van Vaerenbergh, K. De Vos, S. Kumar Selvaraja, T. Claes, P. Dumon, P. Bienstman, D. Van Thourhout, and R. Baets, “Silicon microring resonators,” Laser Photonics Rev. 6(1), 47–73 (2012).
[Crossref]

Cardenas, J.

Chen, C. P.

Chen, D.

Chen, G.

Chen, K.

Chen, P.

Chen, S.

Chen, X.

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M. Heinrich, M.-A. Miri, S. Stützer, R. El-Ganainy, S. Nolte, A. Szameit, and D. N. Christodoulides, “Supersymmetric mode converters,” Nat. Commun. 5, 3698 (2014).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Claes, T.

W. Bogaerts, P. De Heyn, T. Van Vaerenbergh, K. De Vos, S. Kumar Selvaraja, T. Claes, P. Dumon, P. Bienstman, D. Van Thourhout, and R. Baets, “Silicon microring resonators,” Laser Photonics Rev. 6(1), 47–73 (2012).
[Crossref]

Da Ros, F.

Dadap, J. I.

Dai, D.

De Heyn, P.

W. Bogaerts, P. De Heyn, T. Van Vaerenbergh, K. De Vos, S. Kumar Selvaraja, T. Claes, P. Dumon, P. Bienstman, D. Van Thourhout, and R. Baets, “Silicon microring resonators,” Laser Photonics Rev. 6(1), 47–73 (2012).
[Crossref]

De Vos, K.

W. Bogaerts, P. De Heyn, T. Van Vaerenbergh, K. De Vos, S. Kumar Selvaraja, T. Claes, P. Dumon, P. Bienstman, D. Van Thourhout, and R. Baets, “Silicon microring resonators,” Laser Photonics Rev. 6(1), 47–73 (2012).
[Crossref]

Ding, Y.

Driscoll, J. B.

Dumon, P.

W. Bogaerts, P. De Heyn, T. Van Vaerenbergh, K. De Vos, S. Kumar Selvaraja, T. Claes, P. Dumon, P. Bienstman, D. Van Thourhout, and R. Baets, “Silicon microring resonators,” Laser Photonics Rev. 6(1), 47–73 (2012).
[Crossref]

El-Ganainy, R.

M. Heinrich, M.-A. Miri, S. Stützer, R. El-Ganainy, S. Nolte, A. Szameit, and D. N. Christodoulides, “Supersymmetric mode converters,” Nat. Commun. 5, 3698 (2014).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Fu, S.

Y. Yu, M. Ye, and S. Fu, “On-chip polarization controlled mode converter with capability of WDM operation,” IEEE Photonics Technol. Lett. 27(18), 1957–1960 (2015).
[Crossref]

Gabrielli, L. H.

L.-W. Luo, N. Ophir, C. P. Chen, L. H. Gabrielli, C. B. Poitras, K. Bergmen, and M. Lipson, “WDM-compatible mode-division multiplexing on a silicon chip,” Nat. Commun. 5, 3069 (2014).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Gan, F.

Grote, R. R.

Heinrich, M.

M. Heinrich, M.-A. Miri, S. Stützer, R. El-Ganainy, S. Nolte, A. Szameit, and D. N. Christodoulides, “Supersymmetric mode converters,” Nat. Commun. 5, 3698 (2014).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Huang, B.

Huang, H.

Ishizaka, Y.

Kawaguchi, Y.

Kazovsky, L. G.

K. K. Y. Wong, M. E. Marhic, K. Uesaka, and L. G. Kazovsky, “Wavelength exchange: A novel function for optical networks,” Inf. Sci. 149(1-3), 161–169 (2003).
[Crossref]

Koshiba, M.

Kumar Selvaraja, S.

W. Bogaerts, P. De Heyn, T. Van Vaerenbergh, K. De Vos, S. Kumar Selvaraja, T. Claes, P. Dumon, P. Bienstman, D. Van Thourhout, and R. Baets, “Silicon microring resonators,” Laser Photonics Rev. 6(1), 47–73 (2012).
[Crossref]

Li, M.

Li, W.

Li, Y.

Lipson, M.

B. Stern, X. Zhu, C. P. Chen, L. D. Tzuang, J. Cardenas, K. Bergman, and M. Lipson, “On-chip mode-division multiplexing switch,” Optica 2(6), 530–535 (2015).
[Crossref]

L.-W. Luo, N. Ophir, C. P. Chen, L. H. Gabrielli, C. B. Poitras, K. Bergmen, and M. Lipson, “WDM-compatible mode-division multiplexing on a silicon chip,” Nat. Commun. 5, 3069 (2014).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Liu, L.

Liu, W.

Lu, M.

Luo, L.-W.

L.-W. Luo, N. Ophir, C. P. Chen, L. H. Gabrielli, C. B. Poitras, K. Bergmen, and M. Lipson, “WDM-compatible mode-division multiplexing on a silicon chip,” Nat. Commun. 5, 3069 (2014).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Luo, Y.

Marhic, M. E.

K. K. Y. Wong, M. E. Marhic, K. Uesaka, and L. G. Kazovsky, “Wavelength exchange: A novel function for optical networks,” Inf. Sci. 149(1-3), 161–169 (2003).
[Crossref]

Miri, M.-A.

M. Heinrich, M.-A. Miri, S. Stützer, R. El-Ganainy, S. Nolte, A. Szameit, and D. N. Christodoulides, “Supersymmetric mode converters,” Nat. Commun. 5, 3698 (2014).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Nolte, S.

M. Heinrich, M.-A. Miri, S. Stützer, R. El-Ganainy, S. Nolte, A. Szameit, and D. N. Christodoulides, “Supersymmetric mode converters,” Nat. Commun. 5, 3698 (2014).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Ophir, N.

L.-W. Luo, N. Ophir, C. P. Chen, L. H. Gabrielli, C. B. Poitras, K. Bergmen, and M. Lipson, “WDM-compatible mode-division multiplexing on a silicon chip,” Nat. Commun. 5, 3069 (2014).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Osgood, R. M.

Ou, H.

Peucheret, C.

Poitras, C. B.

L.-W. Luo, N. Ophir, C. P. Chen, L. H. Gabrielli, C. B. Poitras, K. Bergmen, and M. Lipson, “WDM-compatible mode-division multiplexing on a silicon chip,” Nat. Commun. 5, 3069 (2014).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Qi, M.

Saitoh, K.

Sheng, Z.

Shi, Y.

Soref, R.

R. Soref, “The past, present, and future of silicon photonics,” IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 12(6), 1678–1687 (2006).
[Crossref]

Souhan, B.

Stein, A.

Stern, B.

Stützer, S.

M. Heinrich, M.-A. Miri, S. Stützer, R. El-Ganainy, S. Nolte, A. Szameit, and D. N. Christodoulides, “Supersymmetric mode converters,” Nat. Commun. 5, 3698 (2014).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Szameit, A.

M. Heinrich, M.-A. Miri, S. Stützer, R. El-Ganainy, S. Nolte, A. Szameit, and D. N. Christodoulides, “Supersymmetric mode converters,” Nat. Commun. 5, 3698 (2014).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Tzuang, L. D.

Uematsu, T.

Uesaka, K.

K. K. Y. Wong, M. E. Marhic, K. Uesaka, and L. G. Kazovsky, “Wavelength exchange: A novel function for optical networks,” Inf. Sci. 149(1-3), 161–169 (2003).
[Crossref]

Van Thourhout, D.

W. Bogaerts, P. De Heyn, T. Van Vaerenbergh, K. De Vos, S. Kumar Selvaraja, T. Claes, P. Dumon, P. Bienstman, D. Van Thourhout, and R. Baets, “Silicon microring resonators,” Laser Photonics Rev. 6(1), 47–73 (2012).
[Crossref]

Van Vaerenbergh, T.

W. Bogaerts, P. De Heyn, T. Van Vaerenbergh, K. De Vos, S. Kumar Selvaraja, T. Claes, P. Dumon, P. Bienstman, D. Van Thourhout, and R. Baets, “Silicon microring resonators,” Laser Photonics Rev. 6(1), 47–73 (2012).
[Crossref]

Wang, J.

Wang, L.

Wang, S.

Wang, X.

Wong, K. K. Y.

K. K. Y. Wong, M. E. Marhic, K. Uesaka, and L. G. Kazovsky, “Wavelength exchange: A novel function for optical networks,” Inf. Sci. 149(1-3), 161–169 (2003).
[Crossref]

Wu, A.

Xiao, X.

Xu, J.

Xuan, Y.

Yang, Q.

Yang, W.

Ye, M.

Yu, Y.

Zhang, C.

Zhang, X.

Zhu, X.

Zou, J.

Zou, S.

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

R. Soref, “The past, present, and future of silicon photonics,” IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 12(6), 1678–1687 (2006).
[Crossref]

IEEE Photonics Technol. Lett. (1)

Y. Yu, M. Ye, and S. Fu, “On-chip polarization controlled mode converter with capability of WDM operation,” IEEE Photonics Technol. Lett. 27(18), 1957–1960 (2015).
[Crossref]

Inf. Sci. (1)

K. K. Y. Wong, M. E. Marhic, K. Uesaka, and L. G. Kazovsky, “Wavelength exchange: A novel function for optical networks,” Inf. Sci. 149(1-3), 161–169 (2003).
[Crossref]

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Laser Photonics Rev. (1)

W. Bogaerts, P. De Heyn, T. Van Vaerenbergh, K. De Vos, S. Kumar Selvaraja, T. Claes, P. Dumon, P. Bienstman, D. Van Thourhout, and R. Baets, “Silicon microring resonators,” Laser Photonics Rev. 6(1), 47–73 (2012).
[Crossref]

Nat. Commun. (2)

L.-W. Luo, N. Ophir, C. P. Chen, L. H. Gabrielli, C. B. Poitras, K. Bergmen, and M. Lipson, “WDM-compatible mode-division multiplexing on a silicon chip,” Nat. Commun. 5, 3069 (2014).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

M. Heinrich, M.-A. Miri, S. Stützer, R. El-Ganainy, S. Nolte, A. Szameit, and D. N. Christodoulides, “Supersymmetric mode converters,” Nat. Commun. 5, 3698 (2014).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Opt. Express (5)

Opt. Lett. (6)

K. Chen, S. Wang, S. Chen, S. Wang, C. Zhang, D. Dai, and L. Liu, “Experimental demonstration of simultaneous mode and polarization-division multiplexing based on silicon densely packed waveguide array,” Opt. Lett. 40(20), 4655–4658 (2015).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

J. Wang, S. Chen, and D. Dai, “Silicon hybrid demultiplexer with 64 channels for wavelength/mode-division multiplexed on-chip optical interconnects,” Opt. Lett. 39(24), 6993–6996 (2014).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

J. Wang, Y. Xuan, M. Qi, H. Huang, Y. Li, M. Li, X. Chen, Z. Sheng, A. Wu, W. Li, X. Wang, S. Zou, and F. Gan, “Broadband and fabrication-tolerant on-chip scalable mode-division multiplexing based on mode-evolution counter-tapered couplers,” Opt. Lett. 40(9), 1956–1959 (2015).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

D. Dai, J. Wang, and Y. Shi, “Silicon mode (de)multiplexer enabling high capacity photonic networks-on-chip with a single-wavelength-carrier light,” Opt. Lett. 38(9), 1422–1424 (2013).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

J. B. Driscoll, R. R. Grote, B. Souhan, J. I. Dadap, M. Lu, and R. M. Osgood, “Asymmetric Y junctions in silicon waveguides for on-chip mode-division multiplexing,” Opt. Lett. 38(11), 1854–1856 (2013).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

M. Ye, Y. Yu, J. Zou, W. Yang, and X. Zhang, “On-chip multiplexing conversion between wavelength division multiplexing-polarization division multiplexing and wavelength division multiplexing-mode division multiplexing,” Opt. Lett. 39(4), 758–761 (2014).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

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Figures (8)

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Fig. 1

(a) Conventional mode conversion; (b) proposed mode exchange.

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Fig. 2

(a) Schematics of the proposed circuit and structures of (b) MRR-1; (c) MRR-2.

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Simulated transmission spectra for the MRR mode converter within C-band.

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Microscope image of the fabricated device. Inset: image of the proposed mode exchange part.

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Measured optical spectra of the proposed circuit.

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The experimental setup. (PC: Polarization Controller, OSA: Optical Spectrum Analyzer, CSA: Communication Signal Analyzer)

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The measured eye diagrams for (a) single wavelength processing and (b) WDM processing.

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The BER measurement results.

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