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  • Editor: Xi-Cheng Zhang
  • Vol. 39, Iss. 4 — Feb. 15, 2014
  • pp: 797–800

Silicon-based all-optical multi microring network-on-chip

Paolo Pintus, Pietro Contu, Pier Giorgio Raponi, Isabella Cerutti, and Nicola Andriolli  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 39, Issue 4, pp. 797-800 (2014)

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An optical multi microring network-on-chip (MMR NoC) is proposed and evaluated through numerical simulations. The network architecture consists of a central resonating microring with local microrings connected to the input/output ports. A mathematical model based on the transfer matrix method is used to assess the MMR NoC performance and to analyze the fabrication tolerances. Results show that the proposed architecture exhibits a limited coherent crosstalk with a bandwidth suitable for 10Gb/s signals, and it is robust to coupling ratio variations and ring radii fabrication inaccuracies.

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OCIS Codes
(130.0130) Integrated optics : Integrated optics
(060.1155) Fiber optics and optical communications : All-optical networks
(130.4815) Integrated optics : Optical switching devices

ToC Category:
Integrated Optics

Original Manuscript: October 21, 2013
Revised Manuscript: December 20, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: December 28, 2013
Published: February 5, 2014

Paolo Pintus, Pietro Contu, Pier Giorgio Raponi, Isabella Cerutti, and Nicola Andriolli, "Silicon-based all-optical multi microring network-on-chip," Opt. Lett. 39, 797-800 (2014)

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