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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 36, Iss. 23 — Dec. 1, 2011
  • pp: 4710–4712

Wavelength-selective 4 × 4 nonblocking silicon optical router for networks-on-chip

Ting Hu, Huiye Qiu, Ping Yu, Chen Qiu, Wanjun Wang, Xiaoqing Jiang, Mei Yang, and Jianyi Yang  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 36, Issue 23, pp. 4710-4712 (2011)

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We design and fabricate a wavelength-selective nonblocking 4 × 4 silicon optical router based on microring resonator for use in future integrated photonic interconnection networks. We successfully demonstrate 12 possible I/O routing paths and present 13 nonblocking operating states, including four broadcasting states, with worst-case extinction ratio and cross talk of 21.05 and 21.56 dB , respectively. Thermal tuning is employed to compensate the resonance shift of microring resonators caused by fabrication errors and adjust the resonance to match the International Telecommunication Unit grid with the channel spacing of 100 GHz .

© 2011 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(130.3120) Integrated optics : Integrated optics devices
(250.5300) Optoelectronics : Photonic integrated circuits

ToC Category:
Integrated Optics

Original Manuscript: September 28, 2011
Revised Manuscript: November 1, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: November 1, 2011
Published: December 1, 2011

Ting Hu, Huiye Qiu, Ping Yu, Chen Qiu, Wanjun Wang, Xiaoqing Jiang, Mei Yang, and Jianyi Yang, "Wavelength-selective 4×4 nonblocking silicon optical router for networks-on-chip," Opt. Lett. 36, 4710-4712 (2011)

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