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Erasable and tunable devices to facilitate programmable photonic circuits (Conference Presentation)
Author(s): Graham T. Reed

Paper Abstract

The field of Programmable Photonics is of increasing interest. Many programmable circuits utilise thermal switches to carry out the programming function, which introduces a significant continuous power requirement, which is unsustainable in the longer term. Silicon Photonics has proved a popular substrate to support these circuits as Silicon has a significant thermos-optic co-efficient, and is growing in maturity as a photonic platform. In this work we have developed a way to both programme photonic devices as well as tuning their operating point, in a semi-permanent manner, to remove the need for continuous power to sustain a given circuit configuration.

Paper Details

Date Published: 10 March 2020
Proc. SPIE 11283, Integrated Optics: Devices, Materials, and Technologies XXIV, 112830Z (10 March 2020); doi: 10.1117/12.2550458
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Graham T. Reed, Optoelectronics Research Ctr. (United Kingdom)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 11283:
Integrated Optics: Devices, Materials, and Technologies XXIV
Sonia M. García-Blanco; Pavel Cheben, Editor(s)

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