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Silicon large-scale optical switches using MZIs and dual-ring assisted MZIs
Author(s): Linjie Zhou; Liangjun Lu; Zuxiang Li; Shuoyi Zhao; Dong Li; Jianping Chen
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Paper Abstract

We report our recent progress on high-throughput 16×16 silicon non-blocking optical switches based on Mach- Zehnder interferometers (MZIs) and dual-ring assisted MZIs (DR-MZIs). TiN microheaters and p-i-n diodes are both integrated in each switch element for thermo-optic phase error correction and GHz-speed electro-optic switching, respectively. The MZI switch exhibits a broad optical bandwidth and low crosstalk. The DR-MZI switch exhibits low electrical switching power but with a narrower optical bandwidth. The two types of switches are designed to have a chip size of 12.1 mm × 4.6 mm mainly restricted by the chip package requirement. The DR-MZI chip can potentially have a smaller footprint due to its much more compact switch element, suitable for high-density on-chip optical data exchange.

Paper Details

Date Published: 14 March 2016
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 9752, Silicon Photonics XI, 97520K (14 March 2016); doi: 10.1117/12.2218231
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Linjie Zhou, Shanghai Jiao Tong Univ. (China)
Liangjun Lu, Shanghai Jiao Tong Univ. (China)
Zuxiang Li, Shanghai Jiao Tong Univ. (China)
Shuoyi Zhao, Shanghai Jiao Tong Univ. (China)
Dong Li, Shanghai Jiao Tong Univ. (China)
Jianping Chen, Shanghai Jiao Tong Univ. (China)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9752:
Silicon Photonics XI
Graham T. Reed; Andrew P. Knights, Editor(s)

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