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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 18, Iss. 13 — Jun. 21, 2010
  • pp: 13529–13535

Optical time division multiplexer on silicon chip

Abdelsalam A. Aboketaf, Ali W. Elshaari, and Stefan F. Preble  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 18, Issue 13, pp. 13529-13535 (2010)

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In this work, we experimentally demonstrate a novel broadband optical time division multiplexer (OTDM) on a silicon chip. The fabricated devices generate 20 Gb/s and 40 Gb/s signals starting from a 5 Gb/s input signal. The proposed design has a small footprint of 1mmx1mm. The system is inherently broadband with a bandwidth of over 100nm making it suitable for high-speed optical networks on chip.

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OCIS Codes
(060.1810) Fiber optics and optical communications : Buffers, couplers, routers, switches, and multiplexers
(130.3120) Integrated optics : Integrated optics devices

ToC Category:
Integrated Optics

Original Manuscript: April 21, 2010
Revised Manuscript: May 28, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: June 2, 2010
Published: June 8, 2010

Abdelsalam A. Aboketaf, Ali W. Elshaari, and Stefan F. Preble, "Optical time division multiplexer on silicon chip," Opt. Express 18, 13529-13535 (2010)

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