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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 20, Iss. 21 — Oct. 8, 2012
  • pp: 23856–23864

Reconfigurable optical routers based on 
Coupled Resonator Induced Transparency resonances

M. Mancinelli, P. Bettotti, J.M. Fedeli, and L. Pavesi  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 20, Issue 21, pp. 23856-23864 (2012)

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The interferometric coupling of pairs of resonators in a resonator sequence generates coupled ring induced transparency (CRIT) resonances. These have quality factors an order of magnitude greater than those of single resonators. We show that it is possible to engineer CRIT resonances in tapered SCISSOR (Side Coupled Integrated Space Sequence of Resonator) to realize fast and efficient reconfigurable optical switches and routers handling several channels while keeping single channel addressing capabilities. Tapered SCISSORs are fabricated in silicon-on-insulator technology. Furthermore, tapered SCISSORs show multiple-channel switching behavior that can be exploited in DWDM applications.

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OCIS Codes
(250.5300) Optoelectronics : Photonic integrated circuits
(230.4555) Optical devices : Coupled resonators

ToC Category:
Integrated Optics

Original Manuscript: August 16, 2012
Revised Manuscript: September 27, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: September 27, 2012
Published: October 3, 2012

M. Mancinelli, P. Bettotti, J.M. Fedeli, and L. Pavesi, "Reconfigurable optical routers based on 
Coupled Resonator Induced Transparency resonances," Opt. Express 20, 23856-23864 (2012)

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