In-Band OSNR Monitoring via Slow-Light Enhanced Third Harmonic Generation in Silicon Photonic Crystal Waveguides

Conference: ECOC 2009 - 35th European Conference on Optical Communication
09/20/2009 - 09/24/2009 at Vienna, Austria

Proceedings: ECOC 2009

Pages: 2Language: englishTyp: PDF

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Corcoran, B.; Monat, C.; Grillet, C.; Pelusi, M.; Eggleton, B. J.; Moss, D. J. (CUDOS, IPOS, School of Physics, University of Sydney)
White, T. K.; O’Faolain, L.; Krauss, T. F. (School of Physics and Astronomy, University of St Andrews)

We demonstrate optical performance monitoring of in-band OSNR in 40Gbit/s Return-to-Zero signals via slow-light enhanced third-harmonic generation in silicon photonic crystal waveguides, improving on methods using quadratic transfer functions.