All-Optical Spatial Multicasting Using Cascaded Silicon Photonic Devices

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

Proceedings: ECOC 2009

Pages: 2Language: englishTyp: PDF

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Biberman, Aleksandr; Ophir, Noam; Lee, Benjamin G.; Bergman, Keren (Department of Electrical Engineering, Columbia University, New York, NY, USA)
Turner-Foster, Amy C.; Sherwood-Droz, Nicolás; Poitras, Carl B.; Lipson, Michal (School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, USA)
Foster, Mark A.; Gaeta, Alexander L. (School of Applied and Engineering Physics, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, USA)

We demonstrate all-optical spatial multicasting enabled by nanophotonic devices in two cascaded silicon chips. We evaluate each spatially-multicasted signal using 10-Gb/s BER measurements, facilitating the path towards fully-monolithic photonic integrated circuits performing complex network-level functionalities.