We describe silicon microring-resonator-based microphotonic circuits that support complete (amplitude and phase) disabling of resonant states, enabling novel capabilities: truly-hitless switching/tuning of high-order, telecom-grade channel add-drop filters, dispersionless FSR multiplication, and “hot-swapping” of photonic subsystems.
© 2008 Optical Society of America
(120.0120) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology
(120.2440) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Filters
(230.0230) Optical devices : Optical devices
(230.5750) Optical devices : Resonators
M. A. Popović, T. Barwicz, M. S. Dahlem, F. Gan, C. W. Holzwarth, P. T. Rakich, M. R. Watts, H. I. Smith, F. X. Kärtner, and E. P. Ippen, "Hitless-Reconfigurable and Bandwidth-Scalable Silicon Photonic Circuits for Telecom and Interconnect Applications," in Optical Fiber Communication Conference/National Fiber Optic Engineers Conference, OSA Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2008), paper OTuF4.
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