Penalty-free transmission in a silicon coupled resonator optical waveguide over the full C-band

Ferrari, C., Canciamilla, A., Morichetti, F., Sorel, M. and Melloni, A. (2011) Penalty-free transmission in a silicon coupled resonator optical waveguide over the full C-band. Optics Letters, 36(19), pp. 3948-3950. (doi:10.1364/OL.36.003948)

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Abstract

We show that optical signal propagation in a coupled resonator optical waveguide (CROW) does not introduce additional performance penalties with respect to propagation in a conventional optical waveguide. The result is demonstrated in a low-loss (1 dB) eight-ring silicon CROW by means of bit error rate measurements performed over the whole telecommunication C-band. An extensive characterization of the CROW parameters in terms of insertion loss, bandwidth, in-band intensity ripple, crosstalk, and sensitivity to thermal drifts is presented.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Sorel, Professor Marc
Authors: Ferrari, C., Canciamilla, A., Morichetti, F., Sorel, M., and Melloni, A.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Engineering > Electronics and Nanoscale Engineering
Journal Name:Optics Letters
ISSN:0146-9592
ISSN (Online):1539-4794

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