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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 17, Iss. 25 — Dec. 7, 2009
  • pp: 22271–22280

Broadband hitless silicon electro-optic switch for on-chip optical networks

Hugo L. R. Lira, Sasikanth Manipatruni, and Michal Lipson  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 17, Issue 25, pp. 22271-22280 (2009)

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We report on the demonstration of a broadband (60 GHz), spectrally hitless, compact (20 µm x 40 µm), fast (7 ns) electro-optical switch. The device is composed of two coupled resonant cavities, each with an independently addressable PIN diode. This topology enables operation of the switch without perturbing adjacent channels in a wavelength division multiplexing (WDM) system.

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OCIS Codes
(230.3120) Optical devices : Integrated optics devices
(250.3140) Optoelectronics : Integrated optoelectronic circuits
(230.4555) Optical devices : Coupled resonators
(250.6715) Optoelectronics : Switching

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Original Manuscript: September 11, 2009
Revised Manuscript: November 12, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: November 16, 2009
Published: November 23, 2009

Hugo L. R. Lira, Sasikanth Manipatruni, and Michal Lipson, "Broadband hitless silicon electro-optic switch 
for on-chip optical networks," Opt. Express 17, 22271-22280 (2009)

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