Monolithic integration of semiconductor optical switches for optical interconnects

K. A. Williams, M. Glick, T. Lin, G. F. Roberts, R. V. Penty, I. H. White

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Abstract

Switches with nanosecond transition times and broad optical bandwidth are investigated for high-capacity low-latency switched optical interconnection. Wavelength multiplexing is exploited for both reduced latency, enhanced capacity and functionality, while using off-the-shelf transceiver technology. The requirement for optical header processing, wavelength translation, and optical buffering is avoided. The design, fabrication and assessment of compact integrated add-drop multiplexers are proposed and demonstrated for application in low-cost wavelength multiplexed and switched optical interconnects. A low-power sub-mm2 amplifying 2×2 switched is characterised by four wavelength channel low penalty transmission. Control schemes are proposed and demonstrated to facilitate 80Gb/s optically switched networking.

Original languageEnglish
Pages189-194
Number of pages6
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2004
Event27th International Semiconductor Conference, CAS 2004 - Sinaia, Romania
Duration: 4 Oct 20046 Oct 2004

Conference

Conference27th International Semiconductor Conference, CAS 2004
CountryRomania
CitySinaia
Period4/10/046/10/04

Keywords

  • Integrated optoelectronics
  • Optical interconnection
  • Optical switches
  • Packet switching
  • Semiconductor optical amplifiers
  • Wavelength division multiplexing

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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Williams, K. A., Glick, M., Lin, T., Roberts, G. F., Penty, R. V., & White, I. H. (2004). Monolithic integration of semiconductor optical switches for optical interconnects. 189-194. Paper presented at 27th International Semiconductor Conference, CAS 2004, Sinaia, Romania.