Monolithically integrated sagnac interferometer for all-optical wavelength conversion

V. M. Menon, W. Tong, C. Q. Li, F. Xia, I. Glesk, P. R. Prucnal, S. R. Forrest

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Abstract

All-optical wavelength conversion in the C-band is demonstrated using a regrowth free monolithically integrated Sagnac interferometer. A single semiconductor optical amplifier (SOA) placed asymmetrically in the loop acts as the non-linear element in the interferometer. Most integrated wavelength converters use the Mach-Zehnder geometry, which requires two SOAs, hence balancing the interferometer becomes an arduous task. The Sagnac geometry, on the other hand, uses a single SOA and the clockwise and the counter clockwise signals traverse the same optical path, thereby negating the effects of optical path length differences. The device is fabricated in the InGaAsP/InP material system grown by gas source molecular beam epitaxy. A tunable (1530-1560 nm) mode locked fiber laser operating at 10 Gb/s was used as the control signal and a distributed feedback (DFB) laser operating at 1540 nm was used as the continuous wave signal. Wavelength conversion observed at 1540 nm with data at 1553 nm is shown Dependence of the on/off extinction ratio on wavelength is shown clearly indicating the uniform performance over the entire C-band. Both up conversion and down conversion is demonstrated by the device.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)447-448
Number of pages2
JournalIEEE Lasers and Electro-Optics Society Annual Meeting
Volume2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2002
EventLEOS 2002. The 15th Annual Meeting of the IEEE Lasers and Electro-Optics Society, 2002 - , United Kingdom
Duration: 10 Nov 200214 Nov 2002

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Optical frequency conversion
Interferometers
Semiconductor optical amplifiers
Gas source molecular beam epitaxy
Mode-locked fiber lasers
Wavelength
Geometry
Distributed feedback lasers
Service oriented architecture (SOA)
Mach number

Keywords

  • monolithically integrated
  • sagnac interferometer
  • all-optical
  • wavelength conversion
  • clocks
  • semiconductor optical amplifiers
  • sagnac interferometers
  • optical wavelength conversion
  • optical interferometry
  • nonlinear optics
  • laser mode locking
  • geometrical optics
  • fiber nonlinear optics
  • distributed feedback devices

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Menon, V. M. ; Tong, W. ; Li, C. Q. ; Xia, F. ; Glesk, I. ; Prucnal, P. R. ; Forrest, S. R. / Monolithically integrated sagnac interferometer for all-optical wavelength conversion. In: IEEE Lasers and Electro-Optics Society Annual Meeting. 2002 ; Vol. 2. pp. 447-448.
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Monolithically integrated sagnac interferometer for all-optical wavelength conversion. / Menon, V. M.; Tong, W.; Li, C. Q.; Xia, F.; Glesk, I.; Prucnal, P. R.; Forrest, S. R.

In: IEEE Lasers and Electro-Optics Society Annual Meeting, Vol. 2, 01.12.2002, p. 447-448.

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