Five-Port Optical Router Based on Silicon Microring Optical Switches for Photonic Networks-on-Chip

@article{Jia2016FivePortOR,
  title={Five-Port Optical Router Based on Silicon Microring Optical Switches for Photonic Networks-on-Chip},
  author={Hao Jia and Yunchou Zhao and Lei Zhang and Qiaoshan Chen and Jianfeng Ding and Xin Fu and Lin Yang},
  journal={IEEE Photonics Technology Letters},
  year={2016},
  volume={28},
  pages={947-950}
}
We demonstrate a five-port optical router composed of eight silicon microring optical switches tuned by thermo-optic effect. The optical signal-to-noise ratio of the device on the tested routing states is over 11 dB at the working wavelength. 32-Gb/s data transmission has been performed on its 20 optical links, and eight-channel wavelength division multiplexing data transmission in the wavelength range from 1525 to 1565 nm has been implemented to expand its communication capacity. The average… CONTINUE READING