Silicon nanowire based exclusive-OR gate using nonlinear optics for 40Gb/s DPSK signals

13 May 2015 Li F. Vo T. D. Husko C. Pelusi M. Xu D-X. Densmore A. Ma R. Janz S. Eggleton B. J. Moss David J.

We demonstrate an all-optical XOR logic function for 40Gb/s differential phase-shift keyed (DPSK) data signals in the C-band, based on four-wave mixing (FWM) in a silicon nanowire. Error-free operation with a system penalty of ~ 3.0dB and ~ 4.3dB at 10-9 BER is achieved...

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