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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 38, Iss. 10 — May. 15, 2013
  • pp: 1703–1705

Mach–Zehnder-based five-port silicon router for optical interconnects

Xianyao Li, Xi Xiao, Hao Xu, Zhiyong Li, Tao Chu, Jinzhong Yu, and Yude Yu  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 38, Issue 10, pp. 1703-1705 (2013)

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We propose and fabricate a five-port silicon optical router based on Mach–Zehnder interferometer switches. Only 10 switching elements and five low-loss waveguide crossings are required in our design. Through thermal control of the switching network, we successfully demonstrate 20 possible I/O paths of the five-port optical router at a data transmission rate of 32Gb/s. The results here show great potential for application in ultrahigh-capacity optical interconnects.

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OCIS Codes
(130.0250) Integrated optics : Optoelectronics
(130.3120) Integrated optics : Integrated optics devices
(130.4815) Integrated optics : Optical switching devices

ToC Category:
Optics in Computing

Original Manuscript: March 21, 2013
Revised Manuscript: April 15, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: April 15, 2013
Published: May 13, 2013

Xianyao Li, Xi Xiao, Hao Xu, Zhiyong Li, Tao Chu, Jinzhong Yu, and Yude Yu, "Mach–Zehnder-based five-port silicon router for optical interconnects," Opt. Lett. 38, 1703-1705 (2013)

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