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Monolithically integrated 4x4 SOA switch fabricated using quantum well intermixing
Author(s): Ronald Millett; Karin Hinzer; Trevor Hall; Maxime Poirier; Henry Schriemer
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Paper Abstract

Monolithically-integrated semiconductor optical amplifiers (SOAs) have the potential for enabling high-speed and low-crosstalk optical switches in reconfigurable optical add-drop multiplexers (ROADMs). Using integrated 4x4 switches as the building blocks for large-scale ROADMs, instead of 2x2 switches, will reduce alignment issues and assembly steps during manufacturing. The switch is based on SOAs, quantum well intermixed (QWI) passive 1x4 MMI splitters/combiners, and total internal reflection mirrors. We present the results of the 4x4 switch design, for a switch of 5.3 mm x 3.5 mm in size, with estimated total excess on-chip losses of 23 dB.

Paper Details

Date Published: 10 February 2009
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 7219, Optoelectronic Integrated Circuits XI, 72190K (10 February 2009); doi: 10.1117/12.808203
Show Author Affiliations
Ronald Millett, Univ. of Ottawa (Canada)
Karin Hinzer, Univ. of Ottawa (Canada)
Trevor Hall, Univ. of Ottawa (Canada)
Maxime Poirier, Santur Corp. (Canada)
Henry Schriemer, Univ. of Ottawa (Canada)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7219:
Optoelectronic Integrated Circuits XI
Louay A. Eldada; El-Hang Lee, Editor(s)

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