Characterization of a Wavelength Converter for 256-QAM Signals Based on an AlGaAs-On-Insulator Nano-waveguide

Conference: ECOC 2016 - 42nd European Conference on Optical Communication
09/18/2016 - 09/22/2016 at Düsseldorf, Deutschland

Proceedings: ECOC 2016

Pages: 3Language: englishTyp: PDF

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Da Ros, Francesco; Yankov, Metodi P.; Silva, E. P. da; Pu, Minhao; Ottaviano, Luisa; Hu, Hao; Semenova, Elizaveta; Forchhammer, Soren; Zibar, Darko; Galili, Michael; Yvind, Kresten; Oxenlowe, Leif K. (Department of Photonics Engineering, Technical University of Denmark, 2800 Kgs. Lyngby, Denmark)

High efficiency and broadband wavelength conversion in a 9-mm AlGaAs-On-Insulator waveguide is shown to provide high-quality (OSNR > 30 dB) idler generation over a 28-nm bandwidth enabling error-free conversion of 10-GBd 256-QAM with OSNR penalty below 2.5 dB.