Mode-selective wavelength conversion based on four-wave mixing in a multimode silicon waveguide

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We propose and demonstrate all-optical mode-selective wavelength conversion in a silicon waveguide. The mode-selective wavelength conversion relies on strong four-wave mixing when pump and signal light are on the same spatial mode, while weak four-wave mixing is obtained between different modes due to phase mismatch. A two-mode division multiplexing circuit with tapered directional coupler based (de)multiplexers and a multimode waveguide is designed and fabricated for this application. Experimental results show clear eye-diagrams and moderate power penalties for the wavelength conversion of both modes.
Original languageEnglish
JournalOptics Express
Volume22
Issue number1
Pages (from-to)127-135
ISSN1094-4087
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014

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This paper was published in Optics Express and is made available as an electronic reprint with the permission of OSA. The paper can be found at the following URL on the OSA website: http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?uri=oe-22-1-127. Systematic or multiple reproduction or distribution to multiple locations via electronic or other means is prohibited and is subject to penalties under law.

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    Research areas

  • Multiplexing, Silicon, Waveguides, Four wave mixing

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