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  • 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)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.38.000217


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Abstract

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.

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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

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

Citation
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)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-38-2-217


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