BPN671: Tunable Silicon Photonics for Microsecond Wavelength Selective Switching


The wavelength selective switch (WSS) is a key enabling component for many optical circuit switching (OCS) architectures, which have the potential to allow datacenters to continue scaling beyond the cost and power efficiency constraints of current electrical networks. The applicability of these OCS networks in real-world datacenters is highly dependent on the speed and optical loss of the WSS elements. We have demonstrated a grating-based WSS in silicon photonics that improves on these metrics and allows greater integration potential relative to previously demonstrated MEMS-based WSS devices.

Project end date: 02/06/14

Anthony M. Yeh
Publication date: 
August 14, 2013
Publication type: 
BSAC Project Materials (Final/Archive)
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