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Monolithic Flexible-Grid 1 ,\times, 2 Wavelength-Selective Switch in Silicon Photonics

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4 Author(s)
Doerr, C.R. ; Bell Labs., Alcatel-Lucent, Holmdel, NJ, USA ; Buhl, L.L. ; Chen, Long ; Dupuis, N.

We describe in further detail a demonstration of a monolithic 1 × 2 silicon wavelength-selective switch in silicon photonics. The switching has a flexible grid with 32 pixels on a pitch of 100 GHz. It is extremely compact, being only 3.0 × 5.5 mm2, and it can potentially be mass-produced by a silicon foundry. It requires improvements in many characteristics, though, most notably insertion loss, resolution, and pixel count.

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Lightwave Technology, Journal of  (Volume:30 ,  Issue: 4 )