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Published June 18, 2012 | Supplemental Material + Published
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Reconfigurable silicon thermo-optical ring resonator switch based on Vernier effect control


A proof-of-concept for a new and entirely CMOS compatible thermo-optic reconfigurable switch based on a coupled ring resonator structure is experimentally demonstrated in this paper. Preliminary results show that a single optical device is capable of combining several functionalities, such as tunable filtering, non-blocking switching and reconfigurability, in a single device with compact footprint (~50μm x 30μm).

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© 2012 Optical Society of America. Received 23 Mar 2012; revised 23 May 2012; accepted 28 May 2012; published 15 Jun 2012. The authors thank CAPES, CNPq, FAPESP, FOTONICOM, CePOF and the National Science Foundation through NSF ERC Center for Integrated Access Networks (Grant EEC-0812072) and Cornell NanoScale Facility, a member of the National Nanotechnology Infrastructure Network, which is supported by the (Grant ECS-0335765), for financial support. The authors also thank the Electronic Warfare Laboratory at ITA, Photonics Division at IEAv, and the Kavli Nanoscience Institute at Caltech, for the technical support.

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