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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 16, Iss. 11 — May. 26, 2008
  • pp: 7849–7859

Proposed silicon wire interleaver structure

Junfeng Song, Q. Fang, S. H. Tao, M. B. Yu, G. Q. Lo, and D. L. Kwong  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 16, Issue 11, pp. 7849-7859 (2008)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.16.007849


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Abstract

A Ring-resonator Mach-Zehnder interferometer (RR-MZI) optical interleaver structure comprising a ring resonator (RR) and a 3 dB directional coupler is proposed. The interleaver is fabricated with 300 nm×300 nm silicon wires on silicon-on-insulator (SOI) wafers. The fabricated interleaver demonstrates a flat-top spectral response, and the measured free spectral range (FSR) is ~20 nm. The insertion loss (IL) of the device is ~-10 dB and the polarization dependent loss (PDL) <5 dB. Both the experimental and simulation results are in good agreement.

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OCIS Codes
(130.2790) Integrated optics : Guided waves
(130.3120) Integrated optics : Integrated optics devices
(220.0220) Optical design and fabrication : Optical design and fabrication
(230.0230) Optical devices : Optical devices
(230.3990) Optical devices : Micro-optical devices
(230.4000) Optical devices : Microstructure fabrication

ToC Category:
Integrated Optics

History
Original Manuscript: January 2, 2008
Revised Manuscript: February 4, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: February 4, 2008
Published: May 16, 2008

Citation
Junfeng Song, Q. Fang, S. H. Tao, M. B. Yu, G. Q. Lo, and D. L. Kwong, "Proposed silicon wire interleaver structure," Opt. Express 16, 7849-7859 (2008)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-16-11-7849


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