Abstract

We report what is to our knowledge the first demonstration of all-optical time-division demultiplexing and spatial pulse routing in a compact nonlinear GaAs/AlGaAs microring resonator operating at 1.55 µm. Switching is through the refractive-index change induced by two-photon absorption. The switching time of the device, limited by the ring-charging time and the recombination time of the induced carriers, is measured to be 30 ps. The switching on–off contrast, limited by the slight mismatch between the input and output coupling coefficients, exceeds 8 dB. The device can be used for time-division multiplexing as well.

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Heebner, E.

Ho, P.-T.

V. Van, T. A. Ibrahim, K. Ritter, P. P. Absil, F. G. Johnson, R. Grover, J. Goldhar, and P.-T. Ho, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 14, 74 (2002).
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[CrossRef]

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Ibrahim, T. A.

V. Van, T. A. Ibrahim, K. Ritter, P. P. Absil, F. G. Johnson, R. Grover, J. Goldhar, and P.-T. Ho, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 14, 74 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Itoh, M.

S. Nakamura, Y. Ueno, K. Tajima, J. Sasaki, T. Sugimoto, T. Kato, T. Shimoda, M. Itoh, H. Hatakeyama, T. Tamanuki, and T. Sasaki, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 12, 425 (2000).
[CrossRef]

Johnson, F. G.

V. Van, T. A. Ibrahim, K. Ritter, P. P. Absil, F. G. Johnson, R. Grover, J. Goldhar, and P.-T. Ho, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 14, 74 (2002).
[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

Joneckis, L. G.

Kato, T.

S. Nakamura, Y. Ueno, K. Tajima, J. Sasaki, T. Sugimoto, T. Kato, T. Shimoda, M. Itoh, H. Hatakeyama, T. Tamanuki, and T. Sasaki, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 12, 425 (2000).
[CrossRef]

Little, B. E.

P. P. Absil, J. V. Hryniewicz, B. E. Little, F. G. Johnson, and P.-T. Ho, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 13, 49 (2001).
[CrossRef]

P. P. Absil, J. V. Hryniewicz, B. E. Little, P. S. Cho, R. A. Wilson, L. G. Joneckis, and P.-T. Ho, Opt. Lett. 25, 554 (2000).
[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

Ma, B.-J.

K. Nakasuhara, T. Mizumoto, E. Takahashi, S. Hossain, Y. Saka, B.-J. Ma, and Y. Nakano, Appl. Opt. 38, 3911 (1999).
[CrossRef]

K. Nakatsuhara, S. Hossain, T. Mizumoto, J. Seok-Hwan, B.-J. Ma, and Y. Nakano, Electron. Lett. 35, 1243 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Mizumoto, T.

K. Nakatsuhara, S. Hossain, T. Mizumoto, J. Seok-Hwan, B.-J. Ma, and Y. Nakano, Electron. Lett. 35, 1243 (1999).
[CrossRef]

K. Nakasuhara, T. Mizumoto, E. Takahashi, S. Hossain, Y. Saka, B.-J. Ma, and Y. Nakano, Appl. Opt. 38, 3911 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Nakamura, S.

S. Nakamura, Y. Ueno, K. Tajima, J. Sasaki, T. Sugimoto, T. Kato, T. Shimoda, M. Itoh, H. Hatakeyama, T. Tamanuki, and T. Sasaki, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 12, 425 (2000).
[CrossRef]

Nakano, Y.

K. Nakasuhara, T. Mizumoto, E. Takahashi, S. Hossain, Y. Saka, B.-J. Ma, and Y. Nakano, Appl. Opt. 38, 3911 (1999).
[CrossRef]

K. Nakatsuhara, S. Hossain, T. Mizumoto, J. Seok-Hwan, B.-J. Ma, and Y. Nakano, Electron. Lett. 35, 1243 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Nakasuhara, K.

Nakatsuhara, K.

K. Nakatsuhara, S. Hossain, T. Mizumoto, J. Seok-Hwan, B.-J. Ma, and Y. Nakano, Electron. Lett. 35, 1243 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Rigo, C.

Ritter, K.

V. Van, T. A. Ibrahim, K. Ritter, P. P. Absil, F. G. Johnson, R. Grover, J. Goldhar, and P.-T. Ho, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 14, 74 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Saka, Y.

Sasaki, J.

S. Nakamura, Y. Ueno, K. Tajima, J. Sasaki, T. Sugimoto, T. Kato, T. Shimoda, M. Itoh, H. Hatakeyama, T. Tamanuki, and T. Sasaki, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 12, 425 (2000).
[CrossRef]

Sasaki, T.

S. Nakamura, Y. Ueno, K. Tajima, J. Sasaki, T. Sugimoto, T. Kato, T. Shimoda, M. Itoh, H. Hatakeyama, T. Tamanuki, and T. Sasaki, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 12, 425 (2000).
[CrossRef]

Seok-Hwan, J.

K. Nakatsuhara, S. Hossain, T. Mizumoto, J. Seok-Hwan, B.-J. Ma, and Y. Nakano, Electron. Lett. 35, 1243 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Shimoda, T.

S. Nakamura, Y. Ueno, K. Tajima, J. Sasaki, T. Sugimoto, T. Kato, T. Shimoda, M. Itoh, H. Hatakeyama, T. Tamanuki, and T. Sasaki, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 12, 425 (2000).
[CrossRef]

Stano, A.

Sugimoto, T.

S. Nakamura, Y. Ueno, K. Tajima, J. Sasaki, T. Sugimoto, T. Kato, T. Shimoda, M. Itoh, H. Hatakeyama, T. Tamanuki, and T. Sasaki, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 12, 425 (2000).
[CrossRef]

Tajima, K.

S. Nakamura, Y. Ueno, K. Tajima, J. Sasaki, T. Sugimoto, T. Kato, T. Shimoda, M. Itoh, H. Hatakeyama, T. Tamanuki, and T. Sasaki, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 12, 425 (2000).
[CrossRef]

Takahashi, E.

Tamanuki, T.

S. Nakamura, Y. Ueno, K. Tajima, J. Sasaki, T. Sugimoto, T. Kato, T. Shimoda, M. Itoh, H. Hatakeyama, T. Tamanuki, and T. Sasaki, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 12, 425 (2000).
[CrossRef]

Ueno, Y.

S. Nakamura, Y. Ueno, K. Tajima, J. Sasaki, T. Sugimoto, T. Kato, T. Shimoda, M. Itoh, H. Hatakeyama, T. Tamanuki, and T. Sasaki, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 12, 425 (2000).
[CrossRef]

Van, V.

V. Van, T. A. Ibrahim, K. Ritter, P. P. Absil, F. G. Johnson, R. Grover, J. Goldhar, and P.-T. Ho, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 14, 74 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Wilson, R. A.

Appl. Opt. (1)

Electron. Lett. (1)

K. Nakatsuhara, S. Hossain, T. Mizumoto, J. Seok-Hwan, B.-J. Ma, and Y. Nakano, Electron. Lett. 35, 1243 (1999).
[CrossRef]

IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. (3)

S. Nakamura, Y. Ueno, K. Tajima, J. Sasaki, T. Sugimoto, T. Kato, T. Shimoda, M. Itoh, H. Hatakeyama, T. Tamanuki, and T. Sasaki, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 12, 425 (2000).
[CrossRef]

P. P. Absil, J. V. Hryniewicz, B. E. Little, F. G. Johnson, and P.-T. Ho, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 13, 49 (2001).
[CrossRef]

V. Van, T. A. Ibrahim, K. Ritter, P. P. Absil, F. G. Johnson, R. Grover, J. Goldhar, and P.-T. Ho, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 14, 74 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Lett. (3)

Opt. Photon. News (1)

B. E. Little and S. T. Chu, Opt. Photon. News 11(11), 24 (2000).
[CrossRef]

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Figures (3)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Schematic and optical micrograph of a vertically coupled GaAs/AlGaAs multiplexing–demultiplexing microring resonator.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Measured transient response at the drop port of the cw signal beam at 1555 nm, showing a recovery time τ of 30 ps.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Result of all-optical demultiplexing with a semiconductor microring resonator: (a) Control pulse. (b) Original 5-GHz return-to-zero data stream. (c) Demultiplexed data at the drop port. (d) Unswitched data at the throughport.

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