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  • Vol. 17, Iss. 7 — Mar. 30, 2009
  • pp: 5502–5516

Four-channel reconfigurable optical add-drop multiplexer based on photonic wire waveguide

Minming Geng, Lianxi Jia, Lei Zhang, Lin Yang, Ping Chen, Tong Wang, and Yuliang Liu  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 17, Issue 7, pp. 5502-5516 (2009)

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We designed and fabricated a four-channel reconfigurable optical add-drop multiplexer based on silicon photonic wire waveguide controlled through thermo-optic effect. The effective footprint of the device is about 1000×500 μm2. The minimum insertion loss is about 10.7 dB and the tuning bandwidth about 17 nm. The average tuning power efficiency is about 6.187 mW/nm and the tuning speed about 24.4 kHz. The thermo-optic polarization-rotation effect is firstly reported in this paper.

© 2009 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(230.3120) Optical devices : Integrated optics devices
(230.3990) Optical devices : Micro-optical devices
(230.5750) Optical devices : Resonators

ToC Category:
Optical Devices

Original Manuscript: January 12, 2009
Revised Manuscript: February 27, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: March 2, 2009
Published: March 23, 2009

Minming Geng, Lianxi Jia, Lei Zhang, Lin Yang, Ping Chen, Tong Wang, and Yuliang Liu, "Four-channel reconfigurable optical add-drop multiplexer based on photonic wire waveguide," Opt. Express 17, 5502-5516 (2009)

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