Interferometric optical switch enhanced by a multi-resonance ring resonator structure

Sonia Boscolo*, Keith J. Blow

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We propose a novel configuration for optical switches by the use of two coupled ring resonators acting as a phase-shifting element in a Mach-Zehnder interferometer. Because the ring structure is multi-resonant within one period of its phase response, light at any frequency within the period can be addressed by tuning the device across a small frequency interval. This enables the use of low voltages for electro-optic control of the switch, allowing for a tunable photonic switching device that operates at 1 V voltage levels. © 2005 Taylor & Francis Ltd.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)845-855
Number of pages11
JournalJournal of Modern Optics
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 15 Apr 2005


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