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Title: All-Optical Frequency Processor for Networking Applications

Abstract

Herein, we propose an electro-optic approach for transparent optical networking, in which frequency channels are actively transformed into any desired mapping in a wavelength-multiplexed environment. Based on electro-optic phase modulators and Fourier-transform pulse shapers, our all-optical frequency processor (AFP) is examined numerically for the specific operations of frequency channel hopping and broadcasting, and found capable of implementing these transformations with favorable component requirements. Extending our analysis via a mutual-information–based metric for system optimization, we show how to optimize transformation performance under limited resources in a classical context, contrasting the results with those found using metrics motivated by quantum information, such as fidelity and success probability. Given its compatibility with on-chip implementation, as well as elimination of optical-to-electrical conversion in frequency channel switching, the AFP looks to offer valuable potential in silicon photonic network design, as well as the realization of high-dimensional frequency-bin gates.

Authors:
ORCiD logo [1]; ORCiD logo [2]; ORCiD logo [1]; ORCiD logo [1]; ORCiD logo [2]; ORCiD logo [1]
  1. Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States)
  2. Purdue Univ., West Lafayette, IN (United States)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Laboratory Directed Research and Development (LDRD) Program; National Science Foundation (NSF); USDOE Office of Science (SC), Advanced Scientific Computing Research (ASCR)
OSTI Identifier:
1615223
Grant/Contract Number:  
AC05-00OR22725; 1839191-ECCS
Resource Type:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Journal of Lightwave Technology
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 38; Journal Issue: 7; Journal ID: ISSN 0733-8724
Publisher:
IEEE
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
42 ENGINEERING; electrooptic modulators; frequency combs; optical pulse shaping; phase modulation; quantum computing

Citation Formats

Lukens, Joseph M., Lu, Hsuan-Hao, Qi, Bing, Lougovski, Pavel, Weiner, Andrew M., and Williams, Brian P.. All-Optical Frequency Processor for Networking Applications. United States: N. p., 2019. Web. https://doi.org/10.1109/JLT.2019.2953363.
Lukens, Joseph M., Lu, Hsuan-Hao, Qi, Bing, Lougovski, Pavel, Weiner, Andrew M., & Williams, Brian P.. All-Optical Frequency Processor for Networking Applications. United States. https://doi.org/10.1109/JLT.2019.2953363
Lukens, Joseph M., Lu, Hsuan-Hao, Qi, Bing, Lougovski, Pavel, Weiner, Andrew M., and Williams, Brian P.. Fri . "All-Optical Frequency Processor for Networking Applications". United States. https://doi.org/10.1109/JLT.2019.2953363. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1615223.
@article{osti_1615223,
title = {All-Optical Frequency Processor for Networking Applications},
author = {Lukens, Joseph M. and Lu, Hsuan-Hao and Qi, Bing and Lougovski, Pavel and Weiner, Andrew M. and Williams, Brian P.},
abstractNote = {Herein, we propose an electro-optic approach for transparent optical networking, in which frequency channels are actively transformed into any desired mapping in a wavelength-multiplexed environment. Based on electro-optic phase modulators and Fourier-transform pulse shapers, our all-optical frequency processor (AFP) is examined numerically for the specific operations of frequency channel hopping and broadcasting, and found capable of implementing these transformations with favorable component requirements. Extending our analysis via a mutual-information–based metric for system optimization, we show how to optimize transformation performance under limited resources in a classical context, contrasting the results with those found using metrics motivated by quantum information, such as fidelity and success probability. Given its compatibility with on-chip implementation, as well as elimination of optical-to-electrical conversion in frequency channel switching, the AFP looks to offer valuable potential in silicon photonic network design, as well as the realization of high-dimensional frequency-bin gates.},
doi = {10.1109/JLT.2019.2953363},
journal = {Journal of Lightwave Technology},
number = 7,
volume = 38,
place = {United States},
year = {2019},
month = {11}
}

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