High-order micro-ring resonator assisted wavelength converters for scalable and power efficient photonic routers

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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Vyrsokinos, K.; Stampoulidis, L.; Kehayas, E.; Bakopoulos, P.; Petrantonakis, D.; Stamatiadis, C.; Kouloumentas, Ch.; Zakynthinos, P.; Avramopoulos, H. (National Technical University of Athens 9 Iroon Polyt. Str., 15773, Greece)
Sheng, Z.; Thourhout, D. V. (IMEC – Ghent University, St. Pietersnieuwstraat 41, Ghent, Belgium)
Dekker, R. (LioniX BV, P.O. Box 456, 7500 AE Enschede, The Netherlands)
Klein, E. J. (XiO Photonics BV, P.O.Box 1254, 7500 BG Enschede, The Netherlands)
Korthorst, M. T. (PhoeniX Software, PO Box 545, 7500 AM Enschede, the Netherlands)

We design and demonstrate the first higher-order silicon micro-ring resonators suitable for wavelength conversion. We show that 40 and 160Gb/s wavelength conversion is feasible with a SOA followed by 2nd and 3rd order MRRs respectively.