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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 37, Iss. 17 — Sep. 1, 2012
  • pp: 3669–3671

Reconfigurable silicon filter with continuous bandwidth tunability

Piero Orlandi, Carlo Ferrari, Michael John Strain, Antonio Canciamilla, Francesco Morichetti, Marc Sorel, Paolo Bassi, and Andrea Melloni  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 37, Issue 17, pp. 3669-3671 (2012)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.37.003669


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Abstract

We present the design and the fabrication of compact tunable silicon-on-insulator bandpass filters based on the integration of a Mach–Zehnder interferometer with ring resonators and activated via thermo-optic phase shifters. The proposed architecture provides wide filter bandwidth tunability from 10% to 90% of the free spectral range preserving the filter off-band rejection. Possible applications are channel subset selection in wavelength division multiplexing optical systems, adaptive filtering to signal bandwidth, and reconfigurable filters for gridless networking.

© 2012 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(130.3120) Integrated optics : Integrated optics devices
(250.5300) Optoelectronics : Photonic integrated circuits
(130.7408) Integrated optics : Wavelength filtering devices

ToC Category:
Integrated Optics

History
Original Manuscript: June 5, 2012
Revised Manuscript: July 23, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: July 23, 2012
Published: August 29, 2012

Citation
Piero Orlandi, Carlo Ferrari, Michael John Strain, Antonio Canciamilla, Francesco Morichetti, Marc Sorel, Paolo Bassi, and Andrea Melloni, "Reconfigurable silicon filter with continuous bandwidth tunability," Opt. Lett. 37, 3669-3671 (2012)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-37-17-3669


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