Tunable, Fourth-Order Silicon Microring-Resonator Add-Drop Filters

Conference: ECOC 2007 - 33rd European Conference and Exhibition of Optical Communication
09/16/2007 - 09/20/2007 at Berlin, Germany

Proceedings: ECOC 2007

Pages: 2Language: englishTyp: PDF

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Popovic, Milo A.; Barwicz, Tymon; Dahlem, Marcus S.; Gan, Fuwan; Holzwarth, Charles W.; Rakich, Peter T.; Smith, Henry I.; Ippen, Erich P.; Krtner, Franz X. (Research Laboratory of Electronics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 77 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02139 USA)

We demonstrate the first tunable, high-order channel add-drop filters based on silicon microring resonators. They meet rigorous, telecom-grade spectral requirements for microphotonic R-OADMs (reconfigurable optical add-drop multiplexers). The design addresses 100GHz-spaced, 40GHz-wide channels over 16-32nm.