Fast 100-channel wavelength selectors integrated on silicon

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    We present the design, fabrication and characterisation of wavelength selectors integrated on silicon-on-insulator (SOI) chips. The devices are able to select one out of 100 or 110 wavelength channels, that could each be modulated at 10 Gb/s. This represents an aggregate input data rate of 1 Tb/s. Wavelength selection is based on successive arrayed waveguide gratings (AWGs) and semiconductor optical amplifier (SOA) arrays hybrid integrated on SOI. The passed wavelength channel is coupled to a hybrid integrated photodiode. The sub-ns response time of the SOAs enables very fast wavelength selection that can be exploited in various communication applications. (8 refs.)
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationSilicon Photonics VI
    PublisherInternational Society for Optics and Photonics SPIE
    Number of pages9
    ISBN (Print)978-0-8194-8480-2
    Publication statusPublished - 2011
    MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
    EventSPIE OPTO. Silicon Photonics VI - San Francisco, CA, United States
    Duration: 23 Jan 201126 Jan 2011

    Publication series

    SeriesProceedings of SPIE


    ConferenceSPIE OPTO. Silicon Photonics VI
    Country/TerritoryUnited States
    CitySan Francisco, CA


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