Silicon photonic 8 × 8 cyclic Arrayed Waveguide Grating Router for O-band on-chip communication

Stelios Pitris*, George Dabos, Charoula Mitsolidou, Theoni Alexoudi, Peter De Heyn, Joris van Campenhout, Ronald Broeke, George T. Kanellos, Nikos Pleros

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Abstract

We report an 8 × 8 silicon photonic integrated Arrayed Waveguide Grating Router (AWGR) targeted for WDM routing applications in O-band. The AWGR was designed for cyclic-frequency operation with a channel spacing of 10 nm. The fabricated AWGR exhibits a compact footprint of 700 × 270 μm2. Static device characterization revealed 3.545 dB maximum channel loss non-uniformity with 2.5 dB best-case channel insertion losses and 11 dB channel crosstalk, in good agreement with the simulated results. Successful data routing operation is demonstrated with 25 Gb/s signals for all 8 × 8 AWGR port combinations with a maximum power penalty of 2.45 dB.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)6276-6284
Number of pages9
JournalOptics Express
Volume26
Issue number5
Early online date28 Feb 2018
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 5 Mar 2018

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