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Fiber integrated wavelength converter based on a silicon core fiber with a nano-spike coupler

Fiber integrated wavelength converter based on a silicon core fiber with a nano-spike coupler
Fiber integrated wavelength converter based on a silicon core fiber with a nano-spike coupler
An all-fiber integrated nonlinear silicon photonic wavelength converter has been proposed and fabricated using the silicon core fiber platform. The silicon fiber was spliced directly to a conventional single mode fiber, facilitated via an inverse tapered nano-spike that helped to reduce the mode mismatch between the different core materials. Four-wave mixing-based wavelength conversion with an efficiency as high as −22.1 dB has been achieved for selected wavelengths across the C-band in a device length of only ~ 1 cm. Successful conversion of quadrature phase-shift keying signals at a 20-Gb/s bitrate, with a 1 to 2 dB penalty level at the bit error ratio (BER)=3.8×10−3 , was used to demonstrate the suitability of the silicon fiber device for the construction of ultra-compact, all-fiber-based optical signal processing systems.
1041-1135
1561-1564
Huang, Meng
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Ren, Haonan
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Shen, Li
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Wang, Jian
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Hawkins, Thomas
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Ballato, John
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Gibson, Ursula
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Wang, Jian
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Hawkins, Thomas
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Ballato, John
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Gibson, Ursula
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Huang, Meng, Ren, Haonan, Aktas, Ozan, Shen, Li, Wang, Jian, Hawkins, Thomas, Ballato, John, Gibson, Ursula and Peacock, Anna (2019) Fiber integrated wavelength converter based on a silicon core fiber with a nano-spike coupler. IEEE Photonics Technology Letters, 31 (19), 1561-1564. (doi:10.1109/LPT.2019.2937650).

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Abstract

An all-fiber integrated nonlinear silicon photonic wavelength converter has been proposed and fabricated using the silicon core fiber platform. The silicon fiber was spliced directly to a conventional single mode fiber, facilitated via an inverse tapered nano-spike that helped to reduce the mode mismatch between the different core materials. Four-wave mixing-based wavelength conversion with an efficiency as high as −22.1 dB has been achieved for selected wavelengths across the C-band in a device length of only ~ 1 cm. Successful conversion of quadrature phase-shift keying signals at a 20-Gb/s bitrate, with a 1 to 2 dB penalty level at the bit error ratio (BER)=3.8×10−3 , was used to demonstrate the suitability of the silicon fiber device for the construction of ultra-compact, all-fiber-based optical signal processing systems.

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Accepted/In Press date: 22 August 2019
e-pub ahead of print date: 26 August 2019
Published date: 1 October 2019

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Local EPrints ID: 434773
URI: https://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/434773
ISSN: 1041-1135
PURE UUID: 937aa8a8-9118-472a-bc5e-7152e1d0a609
ORCID for Ozan Aktas: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-2255-7761
ORCID for Anna Peacock: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-1940-7172

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Date deposited: 09 Oct 2019 16:30
Last modified: 29 Oct 2019 01:53

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Author: Meng Huang
Author: Haonan Ren
Author: Ozan Aktas ORCID iD
Author: Li Shen
Author: Jian Wang
Author: Thomas Hawkins
Author: John Ballato
Author: Ursula Gibson
Author: Anna Peacock ORCID iD

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