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CLEO: Science and Innovations
San Jose, California United States
May 6-11, 2012
ISBN: 978-1-55752-943-5
Integrated Photonic Circuits (CW1K)

An All-Silicon Passive Optical Diode

Li Fan, Jian Wang, Leo Varghese, Hao Shen, Ben Niu, Yi Xuan, Andrew Weiner, and Minghao Qi  »View Author Affiliations


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We demonstrate an optical diode with up to 28dB transmission contrast at telecommunication wavelengths. It is based on strong optical nonlinearity in two resonance-matched silicon microrings. No external assistance other than input light is required.

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OCIS Codes
(230.3120) Optical devices : Integrated optics devices
(230.3240) Optical devices : Isolators
(230.5750) Optical devices : Resonators

L. Fan, J. Wang, L. Varghese, H. Shen, B. Niu, Y. Xuan, A. Weiner, and M. Qi, "An All-Silicon Passive Optical Diode," in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics 2012, OSA Technical Digest (online) (Optical Society of America, 2012), paper CW1K.4.

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