A 3.9ns 8.9mW 4x4 silicon photonic switch hybrid integrated with CMOS driver

Alexander Rylyakov, Clint Schow, Benjamin Lee, William Green, Joris Van Campenhout, Min Yang, Fuad Doany, Solomon Assefa, Christopher Jahnes, Jeffrey Kash, Yurii A Vlasov

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Abstract

The emerging field of silicon photonics [1-3] targets monolithic integration of optical components in the CMOS process, potentially enabling high bandwidth, high density interconnects with dramatically reduced cost and power dissipation. A broadband photonic switch is a key component of reconfigurable networks which retain data in the optical domain, thus bypassing the latency, bandwidth and power overheads of opto-electronic conversion. Additionally, with WDM channels, multiple data streams can be routed simultaneously using a single optical device. Although many types of discrete silicon photonic switches have been reported [4-6], very few of them have been shown to operate with CMOS drivers. Earlier, we have reported two different 2x2 optical switches wirebond packaged with 90nm CMOS drivers [7,8]. The 2x2 switch reported in [7] is based on a Mach-Zehnder interferometer (MZI), while the one reported in [8] is based on a two-ring resonator.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2011 IEEE International Solid-State Circuits Conference - Digest of Technical Papers, ISSCC 2011
Pages222-223
Number of pages2
DOIs
StatePublished - May 12 2011
Externally publishedYes
Event2011 IEEE International Solid-State Circuits Conference, ISSCC 2011 - San Francisco, CA, United States
Duration: Feb 20 2011Feb 24 2011

Publication series

NameDigest of Technical Papers - IEEE International Solid-State Circuits Conference
ISSN (Print)0193-6530

Other

Other2011 IEEE International Solid-State Circuits Conference, ISSCC 2011
CountryUnited States
CitySan Francisco, CA
Period2/20/112/24/11

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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