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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 15, Iss. 15 — Jul. 23, 2007
  • pp: 9600–9605

All-optical compact silicon comb switch

Po Dong, Stefan F. Preble, and Michal Lipson  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 15, Issue 15, pp. 9600-9605 (2007)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.15.009600


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Abstract

We demonstrate a 1×2 all-optical comb switch using a 200 µm diameter silicon ring resonator with a switching time of less than 1 ns. The switch overcomes the small bandwidth of the traditional ring resonator, and works for wavelength division multiplexing applications. The device has a footprint of ~0.04 mm2 and enables switching of a large number (~40) of wavelength channels spaced by ~0.85 nm.

© 2007 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(130.3120) Integrated optics : Integrated optics devices
(230.2090) Optical devices : Electro-optical devices
(230.5750) Optical devices : Resonators

ToC Category:
Integrated Optics

History
Original Manuscript: May 24, 2007
Revised Manuscript: July 12, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: July 13, 2007
Published: July 18, 2007

Citation
Po Dong, Stefan F. Preble, and Michal Lipson, "All-optical compact silicon comb switch," Opt. Express 15, 9600-9605 (2007)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-15-15-9600


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