Broadband Hitless Silicon Electro-Optic Switch for On-Chip Optical Networks

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Executive Summary

This paper report on the demonstration of a broadband (60 GHz), spectrally hitless, compact (20 ?m x 40 ?m), fast (7 ns) electro-optical switch. The device is composed of two coupled resonant cavities, each with an independently addressable PIN diode. This topology enables operation of the switch without perturbing adjacent channels in a Wavelength Division Multiplexing (WDM) system.

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