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Opt Express. 2010 Jun 21;18(13):13529-35. doi: 10.1364/OE.18.013529.

Optical time division multiplexer on silicon chip.

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  • 1Microsystems Engineering, Kate Gleason College of Engineering, Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, New York 14623, USA. axa8863@rit.edu

Abstract

In this work, we experimentally demonstrate a novel broadband optical time division multiplexer (OTDM) on a silicon chip. The fabricated devices generate 20 Gb/s and 40 Gb/s signals starting from a 5 Gb/s input signal. The proposed design has a small footprint of 1mm x 1mm. The system is inherently broadband with a bandwidth of over 100nm making it suitable for high-speed optical networks on chip.

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