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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 19, Iss. 21 — Oct. 10, 2011
  • pp: 20115–20121

CMOS compatible reconfigurable filter for high bandwidth non-blocking operation

Hugo L. R. Lira, Carl B. Poitras, and Michal Lipson  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 19, Issue 21, pp. 20115-20121 (2011)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.19.020115


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Abstract

We design, fabricate and characterize a CMOS-compatible, Mach-Zehnder-coupled, second-order-microring-resonator filter with large Free Spectral Range and demonstrate non-blocking thermo-optical filter reconfiguration. The device consists of 10-μm radius silicon microring resonators, with an FSR equivalent to that of a structure consisting of 5-μm radii microrings. The structure is reconfigurable over an 8.5 nm range without blocking other channels in the network.

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OCIS Codes
(130.3120) Integrated optics : Integrated optics devices
(130.4815) Integrated optics : Optical switching devices

ToC Category:
Integrated Optics

History
Original Manuscript: July 25, 2011
Revised Manuscript: September 3, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: September 6, 2011
Published: September 29, 2011

Citation
Hugo L. R. Lira, Carl B. Poitras, and Michal Lipson, "CMOS compatible reconfigurable filter for high bandwidth non-blocking operation," Opt. Express 19, 20115-20121 (2011)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-19-21-20115


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