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Authors: D. Van Thourhout, Pietro G. Bernasconi, Barry Miller, Weiguo Yang, Liming Zhang, Nick Sauer, Lawrence Stulz, Steven Cabot
Title: Novel Geometry For an Integrated Channel Selector
Format: International Journal
Publication date: 12/2002
Journal/Conference/Book: IEEE Journal on Selected Topics in Quantum Electronics
Editor/Publisher: IEEE, 
Volume(Issue): 8(6) p.1211-1214
Internal Reference: [N-231]
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A new reflective configuration for a monolithically integrated channel selector with power monitor is proposed. One star coupler, one arrayed waveguide grating, and a minimum number of SOA gates are used to achieve loss free transmission. A 32-channel device controlled by only 12 SOA-gates is realized in InP. Low on-chip losses result in strongly reduced bias currents and an improved signal to noise ratio compared to previously demonstrated devices. The use of SOAs allows for switching on a nanosecond time scale.

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