Optical Signal Processing Using Nonlinear Microring Resonators

Optical Signal Processing


  • Akram Ahmad Department of Computer Engineering, Mehran University of Engineering and Technology, Jamshoro, Pakistan.
  • Rizwan Khan Department of Computer Engineering, Mehran University of Engineering and Technology, Jamshoro, Pakistan.


Recent fabrication advances in microring resonators have enabled fabricating compact semiconductor with picosecond cavity lifetimes and high-finesse values. These devices have potential applications in optical signal processing as all-optical switches, multiplexers, and logic gates. Theoretical analysis shows a maximum reduction in the switching power proportional to the fourth power of the field enhancement in the microring. An enhancement in the wavelength conversion efficiency by four-wave mixing, which is proportional to the field enhancement's eighth power, is also predicted and experimentally confirmed. This paper reports experimental results demonstrating bistability, picosecond switching using a pump and probe excitation, optical time-division demultiplexing, spatial pulse routing, and four-wave mixing.


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Ahmad, A., & Khan, R. (2021). Optical Signal Processing Using Nonlinear Microring Resonators: Optical Signal Processing. International Journal Series in Engineering Science, 1(1), 53-69. Retrieved from http://ijseries.com/index.php/IJSES/article/view/12