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Optics Express

  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 22, Iss. 4 — Feb. 24, 2014
  • pp: 4547–4558

Two-mode division multiplexing in a silicon-on-insulator ring resonator

Bryce A. Dorin and Winnie N. Ye  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 22, Issue 4, pp. 4547-4558 (2014)

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Mode-division multiplexing (MDM) is an emerging multiple-input multiple-output method, utilizing multimode waveguides to increase channel numbers. In the past, silicon-on-insulator (SOI) devices have been primarily focused on single-mode waveguides. We present the design and fabrication of a two-mode SOI ring resonator for MDM systems. By optimizing the device parameters, we have ensured that each mode is treated equally within the ring. Using adiabatic Bezier curves in the ring bends, our ring demonstrated a signal-to-crosstalk ratio above 18 dB for both modes at the through and drop ports. We conclude that the ring resonator has the potential for filtering and switching for MDM systems on SOI.

© 2014 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(200.4650) Optics in computing : Optical interconnects
(230.3120) Optical devices : Integrated optics devices
(230.5750) Optical devices : Resonators

ToC Category:
Integrated Optics

Original Manuscript: November 21, 2013
Revised Manuscript: January 17, 2014
Manuscript Accepted: January 19, 2014
Published: February 20, 2014

Bryce A. Dorin and Winnie N. Ye, "Two-mode division multiplexing in a silicon-on-insulator ring resonator," Opt. Express 22, 4547-4558 (2014)

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