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Optics Express

  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 13, Iss. 9 — May. 2, 2005
  • pp: 3429–3437

Investigation of thermo-optic effect and multi-reflector tunable filter/multiplexer in SOI waveguides

Vittorio M. N. Passaro, Francesca Magno, and Andrei V. Tsarev  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 13, Issue 9, pp. 3429-3437 (2005)

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The paper presents an analysis of thermo-optic phase shifters in silicon-on-insulator (SOI) waveguide structures. It gives recommendations to provide high tuning characteristics at minimum power requirements. Then, this analysis is applied to the description of a novel type of reconfigurable optical add/drop multiplexer (ROADM) utilizing multi-reflector (MR) beam expanders and thermo-optic tuning in SOI structures. It is intended for use in high dense wavelength-division-multiplexing (HDWDM) flexible fiber-optic networks having multi-hundreds wavelength channels and advanced ITU grids (12.5 GHz, 25 GHz, 50 GHz).

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OCIS Codes
(060.1810) Fiber optics and optical communications : Buffers, couplers, routers, switches, and multiplexers
(130.0130) Integrated optics : Integrated optics
(130.3120) Integrated optics : Integrated optics devices
(130.5990) Integrated optics : Semiconductors
(160.6840) Materials : Thermo-optical materials

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Research Papers

Original Manuscript: February 16, 2005
Revised Manuscript: April 2, 2005
Published: May 2, 2005

Vittorio Passaro, Francesca Magno, and Andrei Tsarev, "Investigation of thermo-optic effect and multi-reflector tunable filter/multiplexer in SOI waveguides," Opt. Express 13, 3429-3437 (2005)

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