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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 20, Iss. 13 — Jun. 18, 2012
  • pp: 14722–14733

Reconfigurable silicon thermo-optical ring resonator switch based on Vernier effect control

William S. Fegadolli, German Vargas, Xuan Wang, Felipe Valini, Luis A. M. Barea, José E. B. Oliveira, Newton Frateschi, Axel Scherer, Vilson R. Almeida, and Roberto R. Panepucci  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 20, Issue 13, pp. 14722-14733 (2012)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.20.014722


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Abstract

A proof-of-concept for a new and entirely CMOS compatible thermo-optic reconfigurable switch based on a coupled ring resonator structure is experimentally demonstrated in this paper. Preliminary results show that a single optical device is capable of combining several functionalities, such as tunable filtering, non-blocking switching and reconfigurability, in a single device with compact footprint (~50μm x 30μm).

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OCIS Codes
(130.3120) Integrated optics : Integrated optics devices
(160.6840) Materials : Thermo-optical materials
(230.4555) Optical devices : Coupled resonators

ToC Category:
Integrated Optics

History
Original Manuscript: March 23, 2012
Revised Manuscript: May 23, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: May 28, 2012
Published: June 15, 2012

Citation
William S. Fegadolli, German Vargas, Xuan Wang, Felipe Valini, Luis A. M. Barea, José E. B. Oliveira, Newton Frateschi, Axel Scherer, Vilson R. Almeida, and Roberto R. Panepucci, "Reconfigurable silicon thermo-optical ring resonator switch based on Vernier effect control," Opt. Express 20, 14722-14733 (2012)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-20-13-14722


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