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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 16, Iss. 12 — Jun. 9, 2008
  • pp: 8359–8365

Passive ring-assisted Mach-Zehnder interleaver on silicon-on-insulator

Junfeng Song, Q. Fang, S. H. Tao, M. B. Yu, G. Q. Lo, and D. L. Kwong  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 16, Issue 12, pp. 8359-8365 (2008)

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A passive ring-assisted Mach-Zehnder interferometer optical interleaver comprising a Y-bench, a 3-dB directional coupler, a ring-resonator, and a delay line is proposed. The interleaver is fabricated with 300 nm×300 nm silicon wires on silicon-on-insulator. The fabricated interleaver demonstrates a flat-top spectral response. The measured free-spectral range is ~4 nm, the insertion loss is ~-8 dB, and the crosstalk is <-10dB. Both the experimental and simulation results are in good agreement.

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OCIS Codes
(130.2790) Integrated optics : Guided waves
(130.3120) Integrated optics : Integrated optics devices
(220.0220) Optical design and fabrication : Optical design and fabrication
(220.4000) Optical design and fabrication : Microstructure fabrication
(230.0230) Optical devices : Optical devices
(230.3990) Optical devices : Micro-optical devices

ToC Category:
Integrated Optics

Original Manuscript: February 15, 2008
Revised Manuscript: April 16, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: April 17, 2008
Published: May 23, 2008

Junfeng Song, Q. Fang, S. H. Tao, M. B. Yu, G. Q. Lo, and D. L. Kwong, "Passive ring-assisted Mach-Zehnder interleaver on silicon-on-insulator," Opt. Express 16, 8359-8365 (2008)

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