All-optical 10 Gb/s AND logic gate in a silicon microring resonator

Meng Xiong, Lei Lei, Yunhong Ding, Bo Huang, Haiyan Ou, Christophe Peucheret, Xinliang Zhang

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    An all-optical AND logic gate in a single silicon microring resonator is experimentally demonstrated at 10 Gb/s with 50% RZ-OOK signals. By setting the wavelengths of two intensity-modulated input pumps on the resonances of the microring resonator, field-enhanced four-wave mixing with a total input power of only 8.5 dBm takes place in the ring, resulting in the generation of an idler whose intensity follows the logic operation between the pumps. Clear and open eye diagrams with a bit-error- ratio below 10−9 are achieved.
    Original languageEnglish
    JournalOptics Express
    Issue number22
    Pages (from-to)25772-25779
    Publication statusPublished - 2013

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