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Authors: W. Bogaerts, H. Sattari, P. Edinger, A. Takabayashi, I. Zand, X. Wang, A. Ribeiro, M. Jezzini, C. Errando-Herranz, G. Talli, C. Lerma Arce, S. Kumar, M. Garcia, P. Verheyen, B. Abasahl, F. Niklaus, N. Quack, K. Gylfason, P. O'Brien, U. Khan
Title: MORPHIC: Programmable Photonic Circuits enabled by Silicon Photonic MEMS
Format: International Conference Proceedings
Publication date: 2/2020
Journal/Conference/Book: SPIE Photonics West - OPTO (invited)
Editor/Publisher: SPIE, 
Volume(Issue): 11285 p.1128503
Location: San Francisco, United States
DOI: 10.1117/12.2540934
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Abstract

We present the European project MORPHIC, in which we develop a platform for programmable silicon photonic circuits enabled by waveguide-integrated micro-electro-mechanical systems (MEMS). MEMS can add compact, and low-power phase shifters and couplers to an established silicon photonics platform with high-speed modulators and detectors. This MEMS technology is used for a new class of programmable photonic circuits, that can be reconfigured using electronics and software, consisting of large interconnected meshes of phase shifters and couplers. MORPHIC is also developing the packaging and driver electronics interfacing schemes for such large circuits, creating a supply chain for rapid prototyping new photonic chip concepts.

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