Silicon-on-Insulator Nanowire Resonators for Compact and Ultra-High Speed All-Optical Wavelength Converters

Christos Stamatiadis, Konstantinos Vyrsokinos, Leontios Stampoulidis, Ioannis Lazarou, Alexandros Maziotis, Jens Bolten, Matthias Karl, Thorsten Wahlbrink, Peter De Heyn, Zhen Sheng, Dries Van. Thourhout, Hercules Avramopoulos
2011 Journal of Lightwave Technology  
We present the development of application specific silicon-on-insulator SOI nanowire ring and racetrack resonators designed to assist semiconductor optical amplifier (SOA)-based all-optical wavelength conversion. We demonstrate the fabrication of fix resonance racetrack resonators exhibiting coupling gaps as low as 160 nm and tunable ring resonators with coupling gaps <90 nm. The resonators are cascaded after commercial 40 Gb/s SOAs to realize chirp filtering of the optical data signals through
more » ... high resolution spectral sampling. We experimentally demonstrate inverted and non-inverted SOI resonator-assisted all-optical wavelength conversion at 40 Gb/s and 160 Gb/s with power penalties <3 dB.
doi:10.1109/jlt.2011.2164781 fatcat:feqq3525srdgjgdbentubnzlu4