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Compact Wavelength Selective Crossbar Switch with Cascaded First Order Micro-Ring Resonators

Version 1 : Received: 12 June 2021 / Approved: 16 June 2021 / Online: 16 June 2021 (08:45:23 CEST)

How to cite: Khope, A.S.P.; Zhang, R.; Helkey, R.; Alferness, R.C.; Saleh, A.A.M.; Bowers, J.E. Compact Wavelength Selective Crossbar Switch with Cascaded First Order Micro-Ring Resonators. Preprints 2021, 2021060426 (doi: 10.20944/preprints202106.0426.v1). Khope, A.S.P.; Zhang, R.; Helkey, R.; Alferness, R.C.; Saleh, A.A.M.; Bowers, J.E. Compact Wavelength Selective Crossbar Switch with Cascaded First Order Micro-Ring Resonators. Preprints 2021, 2021060426 (doi: 10.20944/preprints202106.0426.v1).

Abstract

We demonstrate a compact 4x4 wavelength selective switch with 50 % fewer electrical pads as compared with our previous generation. We report loss and crosstalk for different paths of the switch. We measure median loss of 5.32 dB and worst case crosstalk of -35 dB. The microring resonators tune by more than one free spectral range, which is an improvement over our previous generation of switches. This switch can support 8 channels at 400 GHz spacing. We conclude that it is not possible to drive both microring resonators with the same voltage and separate control is required because of fabrication variation of the current technology.

Keywords

Switching; Photonic Integrated Circuits; Optical Switching Devices

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