8 February 2011 Reconfigurable bi-directional optical routing in photonic crystals enabled by silicon nanomembrane modules
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Proceedings Volume 7943, Silicon Photonics VI; 79430D (2011) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.875270
Event: SPIE OPTO, 2011, San Francisco, California, United States
Abstract
Wavelength-division multiplexing (WDM) is the transmission of many signals through a single communication channel using different wavelengths, each of which carries a separate, independent signal. We present and discuss a reconfigurable WDM based on slow-light, functioning as a bi-directional optical routing and processing network, consisting of photonic crystals designed as drop/add filters. The photonic crystal based routing elements consist of two waveguides coupled through a resonant cavity. Photonic crystals offer the ability to achieve separation of many channels on a much smaller scale than their predecessors. Photonic crystals have led a challenging frontier of miniaturization and large scale integration of high-density optical interconnects, and with the aid of nanomembranes, optical routing networks can set a new standard for high-density optical interconnects.
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Mathew J. Zablocki, Mathew J. Zablocki, Ahmed S. Sharkawy, Ahmed S. Sharkawy, Dennis W. Prather, Dennis W. Prather, "Reconfigurable bi-directional optical routing in photonic crystals enabled by silicon nanomembrane modules", Proc. SPIE 7943, Silicon Photonics VI, 79430D (8 February 2011); doi: 10.1117/12.875270; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.875270
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