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Optics Express

  • Editor: Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 16, Iss. 20 — Sep. 29, 2008
  • pp: 15915–15922

Optical 4×4 hitless silicon router for optical Networks-on-Chip (NoC)

Nicolás Sherwood-Droz, Howard Wang, Long Chen, Benjamin G. Lee, Aleksandr Biberman, Keren Bergman, and Michal Lipson  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 16, Issue 20, pp. 15915-15922 (2008)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.16.015915


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Abstract

We demonstrate here a spatially non-blocking optical 4×4 router with a footprint of 0.07 mm2 for use in future integrated photonic interconnection networks. The device is dynamically switched using thermo-optically tuned silicon microring resonators with a wavelength shift to power ratio of 0.25nm/mW. The design can route four optical inputs to four outputs with individual bandwidths of up to 38.5 GHz. All tested configurations successfully routed a single-wavelength laser and provided a maximum extinction ratio larger than 20 dB.

© 2008 Optical Society of America

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:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

History
Original Manuscript: July 31, 2008
Revised Manuscript: September 17, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: September 19, 2008
Published: September 22, 2008

Citation
Nicolás Sherwood-Droz, Howard Wang, Long Chen, Benjamin G. Lee, Aleksandr Biberman, Keren Bergman, and Michal Lipson, "Optical 4x4 hitless slicon router for optical networks-on-chip (NoC)," Opt. Express 16, 15915-15922 (2008)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-16-20-15915


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