S. Yegnanarayanan

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We discuss the introduction/implementation of optical IP routers, then we introduce a novel scheduling algorithm incorporating void filling and aimed at optical routing of asynchronous, variable packet length packets. We describe its structure and discuss the complexity issues. Albeit introduced with the purpose of cancelling the expensive optical(More)
Recent developments in silicon based optoelectronics relevant to fiber optical communication are reviewed. Siliconon-insulator photonic integrated circuits represent a powerful platform that is truly compatible with standard CMOS processing. Progress in epitaxial growth of silicon alloys has created the potential for silicon based devices with tailored(More)
We report the fabrication and experimental characterization of an ultra-high Q microdisk resonator in a silicon-on-insulator (SOI) platform. We examine the role of the substrate in the performance of such microdisk resonators. While substrate leakage loss has warranted the necessity of substrate undercut structures in the past, we show here that the(More)
The strong thermooptic effect in silicon enables low-power and low-loss reconfiguration of large-scale silicon photonics. Thermal reconfiguration through the integration of metallic microheaters has been one of the more widely used reconfiguration techniques in silicon photonics. In this paper, structural and material optimizations are carried out through(More)
We demonstrate a new technique for implementation of fast wavelength-hopping incoherent optical code-division multiple-access (CDMA). The output pulse from a mode locked laser is spectrally broadened through supercontinuum generation. This pulse is then encoded into fast wavelength-hopped time-spread waveforms through a wavelength-selective time-delay(More)
One of the major problems on the design of all-optical packet switching routers is to reduce the number of components and the number of components a signal has to traverse without affecting the teletraffic performance of a network. The number of components in a router is imposed by the degree of blocking probability desired. Blocking occurs when two or more(More)
We present a general theory of oscillator phase-noise for perturbations resulting from both white and flicker noise. Although fundamentally different, both noise sources share in common an underlying principle of analyzing noise in the basis of the oscillator. These similarities allow for an integrated description of noise using a common set of equations.(More)
The spectral purity of every oscillator system is limited by phase noise. In this work, we extend the techniques previously used to analyze phase noise in lasers to develop an intuitive, yet powerful description of phase noise in an electromagnetic oscillator for the case when the oscillating field is sinusoidal and perturbed by white noise. The developed(More)
We report our recent progress in designing and developing traveling-wave microresonators on CMOS compatible substrate, with a focus on ultra-compact Si-based microring and microdisk resonators in the visible and near infrared wavelengths with ultra-high Q and small mode volume, suitable for strong light-matter interaction. The performance of these(More)