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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 18, Iss. 25 — Dec. 6, 2010
  • pp: 26505–26516

Statistics of light transport in 235-ring silicon coupled-resonator optical waveguides

Michael L. Cooper, Greeshma Gupta, Mark A. Schneider, William M. J. Green, Solomon Assefa, Fengnian Xia, Yurii A. Vlasov, and Shayan Mookherjea  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 18, Issue 25, pp. 26505-26516 (2010)

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In contrast to recent reports of localization-impaired transport in long slow-light waveguides, we demonstrate light transport in silicon coupled-resonator optical waveguides (CROWs) consisting of up to 235 coupled microrings without localization over frequency bands that are several hundred gigahertz wide. Furthermore, from the unique statistical signatures provided by time-domain propagation delay measurements, we demonstrate the spectrally correlated nature of light propagation in CROWs.

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OCIS Codes
(030.5290) Coherence and statistical optics : Photon statistics
(200.4650) Optics in computing : Optical interconnects
(230.4555) Optical devices : Coupled resonators

ToC Category:
Optical Devices

Original Manuscript: October 13, 2010
Revised Manuscript: November 11, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: November 16, 2010
Published: December 2, 2010

Michael L. Cooper, Greeshma Gupta, Mark A. Schneider, William M. J. Green, Solomon Assefa, Fengnian Xia, Yurii A. Vlasov, and Shayan Mookherjea, "Statistics of light transport in 235-ring silicon coupled-resonator optical waveguides," Opt. Express 18, 26505-26516 (2010)

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