All-optical wavelength conversion using a regrowth-free monolithically integrated Sagnac interferometer

V. M. Menon, W. Tong, C. Li, F. Xia, I. Glesk, P. R. Prucnal, S. R. Forrest

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Abstract

All-optical wavelength conversion at 10 Gb/s is demonstrated using a regrowth-free monolithically integrated Sagnac interferometer based on asymmetric twin waveguide technology. A single semiconductor optical amplifier (SOA) offset from the center of the loop and integrated with the waveguide, acts as the nonlinear element in the interferometer. The device demonstrated uniform performance over a 30 nm (1530 nm-1560 nm) wide optical window. Results of theoretical simulations performed to explain the wavelength converted pulse shape are are presented.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)254-256
Number of pages3
JournalIEEE Photonics Technology Letters
Volume15
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 1 2003

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

Keywords

  • Asymmetric twin-waveguide
  • Photonic integrated circuits
  • Sagnac interferometer
  • Wavelength conversion

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