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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 19, Iss. 1 — Jan. 3, 2011
  • pp: 47–54

Non-Blocking 4x4 Electro-Optic Silicon Switch for On-Chip Photonic Networks

Min Yang, William M. J. Green, Solomon Assefa, Joris Van Campenhout, Benjamin G. Lee, Christopher V. Jahnes, Fuad E. Doany, Clint L. Schow, Jeffrey A. Kash, and Yurii A. Vlasov  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 19, Issue 1, pp. 47-54 (2011)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.19.000047


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Abstract

We present a 4x4 spatially non-blocking Mach-Zehnder based silicon optical switch fabricated using processes fully compatible with standard CMOS. We successfully demonstrate operation in all 9 unique switch states and 12 possible I/O routing configurations, with worst-case cross-talk levels lower than −9 dB, and common spectral bandwidth of 7 nm. High-speed 40 Gbps data transmission experiments verify optical data integrity for all input-output channels.

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OCIS Codes
(060.4250) Fiber optics and optical communications : Networks
(230.3990) Optical devices : Micro-optical devices
(130.4815) Integrated optics : Optical switching devices

ToC Category:
Integrated Optics

History
Original Manuscript: November 9, 2010
Revised Manuscript: December 9, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: December 13, 2010
Published: December 20, 2010

Citation
Min Yang, William M. J. Green, Solomon Assefa, Joris Van Campenhout, Benjamin G. Lee, Christopher V. Jahnes, Fuad E. Doany, Clint L. Schow, Jeffrey A. Kash, and Yurii A. Vlasov, "Non-Blocking 4x4 Electro-Optic Silicon Switch for On-Chip Photonic Networks," Opt. Express 19, 47-54 (2011)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-19-1-47


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