Reconfigurable Optical Add-Drop Multiplexer Using Microring Resonators

E.J. Klein, D.H. Geuzebroek, H. Kelderman, G. Sengo, Nigel Baker, A. Driessen

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    Abstract

    We report a reconfigurable four-channel optical add–drop multiplexer for use in access networks. The optical add–drop multiplexer (OADM) is based on vertically coupled thermally tunable $Si_3N_4$ – $SiO_2$ microring resonators (MRs) and has been realized on a footprint of 0.25 mm2. Individual MRs in the OADM can be tuned across the full free-spectral range of 4.18 nm and have a 3-dB bandwidth of 50 GHz.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)2358-2360
    Number of pages3
    JournalIEEE photonics technology letters
    Volume17
    Issue number11
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - Nov 2005
    Event12th European Conference on Integrated Optics, ECIO 2005 - Congress Center WTC Grenoble, Grenoble, France
    Duration: 6 Apr 20058 Apr 2005
    Conference number: 12

    Keywords

    • Optical Networks
    • Optical add drop multiplexer
    • thermally tunable
    • IOMS-PIT: PHOTONICS INTEGRATION TECHNOLOGY
    • EWI-12356
    • METIS-227895
    • IR-54170
    • Integrated Optics

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