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  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 22, Iss. 6 — Mar. 24, 2014
  • pp: 6958–6965

Demonstration of electro-optic half-adder using silicon photonic integrated circuits

Yonghui Tian, Lei Zhang, Jianfeng Ding, and Lin Yang  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 22, Issue 6, pp. 6958-6965 (2014)

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We report a silicon photonic integrated circuit which can perform the operation of half-adder based on two cascaded microring resonators (MRRs). PIN diodes embedded around MRRs are employed to achieve the carrier injection modulation. Two electrical pulse sequences representing the two operands of the half-add operation are applied to PIN diodes to modulate two MRRs through the plasma dispersion effect. The final operation results of bitwise Sum and Carry operation are output at two different output ports of the device. Microheaters fabricated on the top of MRRs are employed to compensate two MRRs resonance mismatch caused by the fabrication error through the thermo-optic effect. Addition operation of two bits with the operation speed of 100Mbps is demonstrated.

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OCIS Codes
(130.0130) Integrated optics : Integrated optics
(130.3750) Integrated optics : Optical logic devices
(230.5750) Optical devices : Resonators
(250.5300) Optoelectronics : Photonic integrated circuits
(130.4815) Integrated optics : Optical switching devices

ToC Category:
Optics in Computing

Original Manuscript: December 5, 2013
Revised Manuscript: February 18, 2014
Manuscript Accepted: March 12, 2014
Published: March 18, 2014

Yonghui Tian, Lei Zhang, Jianfeng Ding, and Lin Yang, "Demonstration of electro-optic half-adder using silicon photonic integrated circuits," Opt. Express 22, 6958-6965 (2014)

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