Monolithically integrated InP 1 x 16 optical switch with wavelength-insensitive operation

I.M. Soganci, T. Tanemura, K.A. Williams, N. Calabretta, T. Vries, de, E. Smalbrugge, M.K. Smit, H.J.S. Dorren, Y. Nakano

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Abstract

The static and dynamic characteristics of a monolithically integrated InP 1x16 optical phased-array switch are presented. The device demonstrates static switching with an average extinction ratio of 18.6 dB, on-chip loss below 7 dB, and wavelength dependence of less than 0.8 dB in the entire C-band. A 40-Gb/s nonreturn-to-zero signal is transmitted through the switch with a power penalty below 0.4 dB. Using a programmable electronic circuit, dynamic switching to all 16 outputs is achieved with response times less than 11 ns.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)143-145
Number of pages3
JournalIEEE Photonics Technology Letters
Volume22
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2010

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