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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 19, Iss. 20 — Sep. 26, 2011
  • pp: 18945–18955

Microring-resonator-based four-port optical router for photonic networks-on-chip

Ruiqiang Ji, Lin Yang, Lei Zhang, Yonghui Tian, Jianfeng Ding, Hongtao Chen, Yangyang Lu, Ping Zhou, and Weiwei Zhu  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 19, Issue 20, pp. 18945-18955 (2011)

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We design and fabricate a four-port optical router, which is composed of eight microring-resonator-based switching elements, four optical waveguides and six waveguide crossings. The extinction ratio is about 13 dB for the through port and larger than 30 dB for the drop port. The crosstalk of the measured optical links is less than −13 dB. The average tuning power consumption is about 10.37 mW and the tuning efficiency is 5.398 mW/nm. The routing functionality and optical signal integrity are verified by transmitting a 12.5 Gb/s PRBS optical signal.

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OCIS Codes
(130.0130) Integrated optics : Integrated optics
(230.5750) Optical devices : Resonators
(250.5300) Optoelectronics : Photonic integrated circuits
(130.4815) Integrated optics : Optical switching devices

ToC Category:
Integrated Optics

Original Manuscript: July 22, 2011
Revised Manuscript: August 18, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: August 21, 2011
Published: September 14, 2011

Ruiqiang Ji, Lin Yang, Lei Zhang, Yonghui Tian, Jianfeng Ding, Hongtao Chen, Yangyang Lu, Ping Zhou, and Weiwei Zhu, "Microring-resonator-based four-port optical router for photonic networks-on-chip," Opt. Express 19, 18945-18955 (2011)

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