Error-free switching performance of a digital electro-optic silicon switch based on multi-stage Mach-Zehnder lattice is demonstrated. Robust crosstalk levels of lower than -15dB are obtained for drive-voltage noise levels exceeding 300mV while maintaining error-free operation.
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(130.0130) Integrated optics : Integrated optics
(230.0230) Optical devices : Optical devices
(230.3120) Optical devices : Integrated optics devices
(130.4815) Integrated optics : Optical switching devices
J. Van Campenhout, W. M. Green, S. Assefa, and Y. A. Vlasov, "Digital Noise-tolerant Silicon Nanophotonic Switch," in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics 2010, OSA Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2010), paper CPDA12.
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