High-speed all-optical generation of advanced modulation formats using photonic-integrated all-optical format converter

Inuk Kang, Mahmoud S. Rasras, Lawrence L. Buhl, Mihaela Dinu, Gregory Raybon, Steven Cabot, Mark A. Cappuzzo, L. T. Gomez, Y. F. Chen, Sanjay S. Patel, A. Piccirilli, James Jaques, C. Randy Giles

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Abstract

We propose and demonstrate all-optical method for generating advanced modulation formats with high-spectral efficiency. The proposed method is based on all-optical format conversion using photonic-integrated semiconductor optical amplifier-Mach-Zehnder interferometers. It enables application of advanced modulation formats at data rates not directly accessible using electronic means only. We demonstrate generation of single-polarization 86.4-Gb/s binary phase-shift keying and 173-Gb/s quadrature phase-shift keying optical signals.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number5771528
Pages (from-to)765-771
Number of pages7
JournalIEEE Journal on Selected Topics in Quantum Electronics
Volume18
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2012

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Keywords

  • Coherent communication
  • differential phase-shift-keying (DPSK)
  • optical format conversion
  • optical sampling
  • optical signal processing
  • phase-shift keying (PSK)
  • photonic integration
  • quadratic-amplitude modulation (QAM)
  • quadrature phase-shift keying (QPSK)
  • semiconductor optical amplifiers
  • wavelength conversion

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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Kang, I., Rasras, M. S., Buhl, L. L., Dinu, M., Raybon, G., Cabot, S., Cappuzzo, M. A., Gomez, L. T., Chen, Y. F., Patel, S. S., Piccirilli, A., Jaques, J., & Giles, C. R. (2012). High-speed all-optical generation of advanced modulation formats using photonic-integrated all-optical format converter. IEEE Journal on Selected Topics in Quantum Electronics, 18(2), 765-771. [5771528]. https://doi.org/10.1109/JSTQE.2011.2129495