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Broadband hitless silicon electro-optic switch for on-chip optical networks.

by Hugo L R Lira, Sasikanth Manipatruni, Michal Lipson
Optics express ()

Abstract

We report on the demonstration of a broadband (60 GHz), spectrally hitless, compact (20 microm x 40 microm), fast (7 ns) electro-optical switch. The device is composed of two coupled resonant cavities, each with an independently addressable PIN diode. This topology enables operation of the switch without perturbing adjacent channels in a wavelength division multiplexing (WDM) system.

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