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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 20, Iss. 9 — Apr. 23, 2012
  • pp: 10382–10392

Optical interconnect transmitter based on guided-wave silicon optical bench

Po-Kuan Shen, Chin-Ta Chen, Chia-Chi Chang, Hsu-Liang Hsiao, Yen-Chung Chang, Sheng-Long Li, Ho-Yen Tsai, Hsiao-Chin Lan, Yun-Chih Lee, and Mount-Learn Wu  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 20, Issue 9, pp. 10382-10392 (2012)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.20.010382


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Abstract

An optical interconnect transmitter based on guided-wave silicon optical bench is demonstrated. The guided-wave silicon optical bench (GW-SiOB) is developed on a silicon-on-insulator (SOI) substrate. The three-dimensional guided-wave optical paths on the silicon optical bench are realized using trapezoidal waveguides monolithically integrated with 45° micro-reflectors. Such three-dimensional guided-w ave optical paths of SiOB would simplify and shrink the intra-chip optical interconnects located on a SOI substrate. The clearly open eye patterns operated at a data rate of 5 Gbps verifies the proposed GW-SiOB is suitable for intra-chip optical interconnects.

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OCIS Codes
(130.3120) Integrated optics : Integrated optics devices
(200.4650) Optics in computing : Optical interconnects
(230.4040) Optical devices : Mirrors
(130.3990) Integrated optics : Micro-optical devices

ToC Category:
Integrated Optics

History
Original Manuscript: March 7, 2012
Revised Manuscript: April 12, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: April 15, 2012
Published: April 20, 2012

Citation
Po-Kuan Shen, Chin-Ta Chen, Chia-Chi Chang, Hsu-Liang Hsiao, Yen-Chung Chang, Sheng-Long Li, Ho-Yen Tsai, Hsiao-Chin Lan, Yun-Chih Lee, and Mount-Learn Wu, "Optical interconnect transmitter based on guided-wave silicon optical bench," Opt. Express 20, 10382-10392 (2012)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-20-9-10382


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