Silicon-Organic Hybrid (SOH) — A Platform for Ultrafast Optics

Conference: ECOC 2009 - 35th European Conference on Optical Communication
09/20/2009 - 09/24/2009 at Vienna, Austria

Proceedings: ECOC 2009

Pages: 4Language: englishTyp: PDF

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Leuthold, J.; Freude, W.; Koos, C.; Vallaitis, T.; Brosi, J.-M.; Bogatscher, S. (Institute of Photonics and Quantum Electronics, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Germany)
Dumon, P.; Baets, R. (Photonics Research Group, Ghent University - IMEC, B-9000 Gent, Belgium)
Scimeca, M. L.; Biaggio, I. (Department of Physics, Lehigh University, Bethlehem, PA 18015, USA)
Diederich, F. (Laboratorium für Organische Chemie, ETH Zürich, Honggerberg, HCI, 8093 Zurich, Switzerland)

Silicon signal processing at bitrates beyond 100 Gb/s is demonstrated. A new enabling platform is reviewed, which relies both on silicon-based CMOS technology for waveguide fabrication, and on an organic cladding providing nonlinearity for switching.