OSA's Digital Library

Optics Letters

Optics Letters


  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 38, Iss. 2 — Jan. 15, 2013
  • pp: 217–219

Interferometric switching in coupled resonator optical waveguides-based reconfigurable optical device

Mattia Mancinelli, Paolo Bettotti, Jean Marc Fedeli, and Lorenzo Pavesi  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 38, Issue 2, pp. 217-219 (2013)

View Full Text Article

Enhanced HTML    Acrobat PDF (413 KB)

Browse Journals / Lookup Meetings

Browse by Journal and Year


Lookup Conference Papers

Close Browse Journals / Lookup Meetings

Article Tools



Integrated optical devices based on coupled resonator optical waveguides (CROW) for reconfigurable band routing are explored. A reconfiguration principle based on two bus interferometric CROW resonant structures is proposed. This device extends the functionalities of simple add-drop filters, adding more switching features. These new functionalities yield three functional states that comprehend a complete reconfigurability and a 50% splitter mode.

© 2013 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(130.3120) Integrated optics : Integrated optics devices
(230.4555) Optical devices : Coupled resonators
(130.4815) Integrated optics : Optical switching devices
(130.7408) Integrated optics : Wavelength filtering devices
(230.7408) Optical devices : Wavelength filtering devices

ToC Category:
Optical Devices

Original Manuscript: September 12, 2012
Revised Manuscript: December 3, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: December 7, 2012
Published: January 14, 2013

Mattia Mancinelli, Paolo Bettotti, Jean Marc Fedeli, and Lorenzo Pavesi, "Interferometric switching in coupled resonator optical waveguides-based reconfigurable optical device," Opt. Lett. 38, 217-219 (2013)

Sort:  Author  |  Year  |  Journal  |  Reset  


  1. S. Gringeri, B. Basch, V. Shukla, R. Egorov, and T. J. Xia, IEEE Comm. Magazine 48(7), 40 (2010). [CrossRef]
  2. D. T. Neilson, IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 12, 669 (2006). [CrossRef]
  3. Y. Xie, J. Xu, J. Zhang, Z. Wu, and G. Xia, J. Lightwave Technol. 30, 198 (2012). [CrossRef]
  4. V. R. Almeida, C. A. Barrios, R. R. Panepucci, and M. Lipson, Nature 431, 1081 (2004). [CrossRef]
  5. L.-W. Luo, S. Ibrahim, A. Nitkowski, Z. Ding, C. B. Poitras, S. J. Ben Yoo, and M. Lipson, Opt. Express 18, 23079(2010). [CrossRef]
  6. Z. Wang, S.-J. Chang, C.-Y. Ni, and Y. J. Chen, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 19, 1072 (2007). [CrossRef]
  7. A. Yariv, Y. Xu, R. Lee, and A. Scherer, Opt. Lett. 24, 711 (1999). [CrossRef]
  8. X. Luo, J. Song, S. Feng, A. W. Poon, T.-Y. Liow, M. Yu, G.-Q. Lo, and D.-L. Kwong, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 24, 821 (2012). [CrossRef]
  9. A. Densmore, S. Janz, R. Ma, J. H. Schmid, D.-X. Xu, A. Delage, J. Lapointe, M. Vachon, and P. Cheben, Opt. Express 17, 10457 (2009). [CrossRef]
  10. M. Geng, L. Jia, L. Zhang, L. Yang, P. Chen, T. Wang, and Y. Liu, Opt. Express 17, 5502 (2009). [CrossRef]
  11. Y. Vlasov, W. M. J. Green, and F. Xia, Nat. Photonics 2, 242 (2008). [CrossRef]

Cited By

Alert me when this paper is cited

OSA is able to provide readers links to articles that cite this paper by participating in CrossRef's Cited-By Linking service. CrossRef includes content from more than 3000 publishers and societies. In addition to listing OSA journal articles that cite this paper, citing articles from other participating publishers will also be listed.


Fig. 1. Fig. 2. Fig. 3.

« Previous Article  |  Next Article »

OSA is a member of CrossRef.

CrossCheck Deposited