publication . Preprint . 2016

A Silicon Microring Optical 2x2 Switch Exploiting Orbital Angular Momentum for Interconnection Networks up to 20Gbaud

Scaffardi, Mirco; Muhammad N. Malik; Lazzeri Emma; Meloni Gianluca; Fresi Francesco; Potì Luca; Andriolli Nicola; Cerutti Isabella; Klitis Charalambos; Meriggi Laura; ...
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  • Published: 17 Nov 2016
Abstract
The orbital angular momentum (OAM) of light can be exploited as an additional switching domain together with more traditional switching domains as wavelength, space and time to implement multi-layer interconnection networks with high capacity, low power consumption and fast reconfiguration time. In this work we propose a two-layer optical interconnection network exploiting OAM and wavelength as switching domains. The key component of the interconnection network is the OAM-based switching element, here implemented on a silicon-on-insulator chip exploiting microrings. This implementation allows fast tuning (down to nanosecond range) and low power consumption (a fe...
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free text keywords: Microring, optical vortex, interconnection networks, orbital angular momentum
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EC| ROAM
Project
ROAM
Revolutionising optical fibre transmission and networking using the Orbital Angular Momentum of light
  • Funder: European Commission (EC)
  • Project Code: 645361
  • Funding stream: H2020 | RIA
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