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Full Name: Multigigabit Optical Backplane Interconnections

Duration: 1/1/2004-31/8/2005 (Finished)


  • Intune Technologies Ltd., Dublin
  • Demokritos - NCSR , Athens


  • To demonstrate a multigigabit optical backplane using tunable transmitters and a passive optical router. To demonstrate and investigate multi cast operation and burst mode operation.

INTEC's Role:

  • Fabrication and packaging of the passive optical router (an arrayed waveguide grating router). Coordination of the project.

People involved

Research topics involved

Publications in the framework of this project (10)

    International Journals

  1. E. Grivas, E.D. Kyriakis-Bitzaros, G. Halkias, S. G. Katsafouros, G. Morthier, P. Dumon, R. Baets, T. Farell, N. Ryan, I. McKenzie, E. Armadillo, Wavelength division multiplexing based optical backplane with arrayed waveguide grating passive router, Optical Engineering, 47(2), doi:10.1117/1.2842380 (2008)  Download this Publication (837KB).
  2. P. Dumon, W. Bogaerts, D. Van Thourhout, D. Taillaert, R. Baets, J. Wouters, S. Beckx, P. Jaenen, Compact wavelength router based on a Silicon-on-insulator arrayed waveguide grating pigtailed to a fiber array, Optics Express, 14(2), p.664-669 doi:10.1364/opex.14.000664 (2006)  Download this Publication (707KB).
      International Conferences

    1. W. Bogaerts, P. Dumon, J. Brouckaert, K. De Vos, D. Taillaert, D. Van Thourhout, R. Baets, Ultra-compact optical filters in Silicon-on-Insulator and their Applications, Group IV Photonics (invited), Japan, p.WA1 doi:10.1109/group4.2007.4347647 (2007)  Download this Publication (1.5MB).
    2. E.D. Kyriakis-Bitzaros, E. Grivas, G. Halkias, S. Katsafouros, P. Dumon, G. Morthier, R. Baets, T. Farell, N. Ryan, I. McKenzie, E. Armadillo, A WDM Optical Backplane with AWG Based Passive Routing, Photonics in Switching 2006, Greece, p.273-275 doi:10.1109/ps.2006.4350206 (2006)  Download this Publication (200KB).
    3. P. Dumon, W. Bogaerts, D. Van Thourhout, G. Morthier, R. Baets, Compact arrayed waveguide grating devices in silicon-on-insulator, Proceedings Symposium IEEE/LEOS Benelux Chapter, Belgium, p.105-108 (2005)  Download this Publication (251KB).
    4. R. Baets, D. Van Thourhout, G. Morthier, W. Bogaerts, L. Vanholme, Silicon-on-insulator based high index contrast waveguide devices: research in europe, 11th Microoptics Conference (MOC) (invited), Japan, p.E2, Session C ( 4 pages) (2005)  Download this Publication (303KB).
    5. D. Van Thourhout, P. Dumon, W. Bogaerts, G. Roelkens, G.R.A. Priem, R. Baets, Recent Progress in SOI Nanophotonic Waveguides, European Conference on Optical Communication (ECOC) 2005 (invited), United Kingdom, p.Tu3.6.2 doi:10.1049/cp:20050462 (2005)  Download this Publication (567KB).
    6. R. Baets, P. Dumon, W. Bogaerts, G. Roelkens, D. Taillaert, B. Luyssaert, G.R.A. Priem, G. Morthier, P. Bienstman, D. Van Thourhout, Silicon-on-insulator based Nano-photonics: Why, How, What for?, Group IV Photonics (invited), Belgium, p.168-170 (2005)  Download this Publication (172KB).
    7. P. Dumon, R. Baets, R. Kappeler, D. Barros, I. McKenzie, D. Doyle, Measured radiation sensitivity of Silica-on-Silicon and Silicon-on-insulator micro-photonic devices for potential space application, Optics and Photonics, Photonics for Space Environments X, 5897, United States, doi:10.1117/12.617024 (2005)  Download this Publication (3.4MB).
        National Conferences

      1. P. Dumon, W. Bogaerts, D. Van Thourhout, R. Baets, P. Jaenen, S. Beckx, J. Wouters, A nanophotonic 4x4 wavelength router in silicon-on-insulator, 6th UGent-FirW Doctoraatssymposium, Belgium, p.38 (paper nr. 27) (2005)  Download this Publication (435KB).