Abstract

We propose and demonstrate a four-port mode-selective optical router on a silicon-on-insulator platform. The passive routing property ensures that the router consumes no power to establish the optical links. For each port, input signals with different modes are selectively routed to the target ports through the pre-designed architecture. In general, the device intrinsically supports broadcasting of multiplexed signals from one port to the other three ports through mode division multiplexing. In some applications, the input signal from one port would only be sent to another port as in reconfigurable optical routers. The prototype is constructed by mode multiplexers/de-multiplexers and single-mode interconnect waveguides between them. The insertion losses for all optical links are lower than 8.0 dB, and the largest optical crosstalk values are lower than −18.7 dB and −22.0 dB for the broadcasting and port-to-port routing modes, respectively, at the wavelength range of 1525–1565 nm. In order to verify the routing functionality, a 40-Gbps bidirectional data transmission experiment is performed. The device offers a promising building block for passive routing by utilizing the dimension of the modes.

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Q. Luo, C. Zheng, X. Huang, Y. Wang, and D. Zhang, “Polymeric N-stage serial-cascaded four-port optical router with scalable 3N channel wavelengths for wideband signal routing application,” Opt. Quantum Electron. 46(6), 829–849 (2014).
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W. Jian, S. He, and D. Dai, “On-chip silicon 8-channel hybrid (de) multiplexer enabling simultaneous mode-and polarization-division-multiplexing,” Laser Photonics Rev. 8(2), 18–22 (2014).
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[Crossref]

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2011 (3)

2010 (3)

2009 (2)

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[Crossref]

2008 (2)

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[Crossref]

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[Crossref] [PubMed]

2005 (1)

Alloatti, L.

C. Sun, M. T. Wade, Y. Lee, J. S. Orcutt, L. Alloatti, M. S. Georgas, A. S. Waterman, J. M. Shainline, R. R. Avizienis, S. Lin, B. R. Moss, R. Kumar, F. Pavanello, A. H. Atabaki, H. M. Cook, A. J. Ou, J. C. Leu, Y. H. Chen, K. Asanović, R. J. Ram, M. A. Popović, and V. M. Stojanović, “Single-chip microprocessor that communicates directly using light,” Nature 528(7583), 534–538 (2015).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Asanovic, K.

C. Sun, M. T. Wade, Y. Lee, J. S. Orcutt, L. Alloatti, M. S. Georgas, A. S. Waterman, J. M. Shainline, R. R. Avizienis, S. Lin, B. R. Moss, R. Kumar, F. Pavanello, A. H. Atabaki, H. M. Cook, A. J. Ou, J. C. Leu, Y. H. Chen, K. Asanović, R. J. Ram, M. A. Popović, and V. M. Stojanović, “Single-chip microprocessor that communicates directly using light,” Nature 528(7583), 534–538 (2015).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

A. Joshi, C. Batten, Y. J. Kwon, S. Beamer, I. Shamim, K. Asanovic, and V. Stojanovic, “Silicon-photonic clos networks for global on-chip communication,” in Proc. 3rd ACM/IEEE International Symposium on Networks-on-Chip (2009), pp. 124–133.
[Crossref]

C. Batten, A. Joshi, J. Orcutt, A. Khilo, B. Moss, C. W. Holzwarth, M. A. Popovic, H. Li, H. I. Smith, J. L. Hoyt, F. X. Kartner, R. J. Ram, V. Stojanovic, and K. Asanovic, “Building manycore processor-to-DRAM networks with monolithic silicon photonics,” in IEEE High-Performance Interconnects Symposium (2008), 21–30.
[Crossref]

Assefa, S.

Atabaki, A. H.

C. Sun, M. T. Wade, Y. Lee, J. S. Orcutt, L. Alloatti, M. S. Georgas, A. S. Waterman, J. M. Shainline, R. R. Avizienis, S. Lin, B. R. Moss, R. Kumar, F. Pavanello, A. H. Atabaki, H. M. Cook, A. J. Ou, J. C. Leu, Y. H. Chen, K. Asanović, R. J. Ram, M. A. Popović, and V. M. Stojanović, “Single-chip microprocessor that communicates directly using light,” Nature 528(7583), 534–538 (2015).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Avizienis, R. R.

C. Sun, M. T. Wade, Y. Lee, J. S. Orcutt, L. Alloatti, M. S. Georgas, A. S. Waterman, J. M. Shainline, R. R. Avizienis, S. Lin, B. R. Moss, R. Kumar, F. Pavanello, A. H. Atabaki, H. M. Cook, A. J. Ou, J. C. Leu, Y. H. Chen, K. Asanović, R. J. Ram, M. A. Popović, and V. M. Stojanović, “Single-chip microprocessor that communicates directly using light,” Nature 528(7583), 534–538 (2015).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Batten, C.

C. Batten, A. Joshi, J. Orcutt, A. Khilo, B. Moss, C. W. Holzwarth, M. A. Popovic, H. Li, H. I. Smith, J. L. Hoyt, F. X. Kartner, R. J. Ram, V. Stojanovic, and K. Asanovic, “Building manycore processor-to-DRAM networks with monolithic silicon photonics,” in IEEE High-Performance Interconnects Symposium (2008), 21–30.
[Crossref]

A. Joshi, C. Batten, Y. J. Kwon, S. Beamer, I. Shamim, K. Asanovic, and V. Stojanovic, “Silicon-photonic clos networks for global on-chip communication,” in Proc. 3rd ACM/IEEE International Symposium on Networks-on-Chip (2009), pp. 124–133.
[Crossref]

Beamer, S.

A. Joshi, C. Batten, Y. J. Kwon, S. Beamer, I. Shamim, K. Asanovic, and V. Stojanovic, “Silicon-photonic clos networks for global on-chip communication,” in Proc. 3rd ACM/IEEE International Symposium on Networks-on-Chip (2009), pp. 124–133.
[Crossref]

Beausoleil, R. G.

R. G. Beausoleil, P. J. Kuekes, G. S. Snider, S. Y. Wang, and R. S. Williams, “Nanoelectronic and nanophotonic interconnect,” Proc. IEEE 96(2), 230–247 (2008).
[Crossref]

Bergman, K.

Bergmen, K.

L. W. Luo, N. Ophir, C. P. Chen, L. H. Gabrielli, C. B. Poitras, K. Bergmen, and M. Lipson, “WDM-compatible mode-division multiplexing on a silicon chip,” Nat. Commun. 5, 3069 (2014).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Biberman, A.

A. Biberman, B. Lee, N. Sherwood-Droz, M. Lipson, and K. Bergman, “Broadband operation of nanophotonic router for silicon photonic networks-on-chip,” IEEE Photonics Technol. Lett. 22(12), 926–928 (2010).
[Crossref]

N. Sherwood-Droz, H. Wang, L. Chen, B. G. Lee, A. Biberman, K. Bergman, and M. Lipson, “Optical 4x4 hitless slicon router for optical networks-on-chip (NoC),” Opt. Express 16(20), 15915–15922 (2008).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Cardenas, J.

Chen, C. P.

B. Stern, X. Zhu, C. P. Chen, L. D. Tzuang, J. Cardenas, K. Bergman, and M. Lipson, “On-chip mode-division multiplexing switch,” Optica 2(6), 530 (2015).
[Crossref]

L. W. Luo, N. Ophir, C. P. Chen, L. H. Gabrielli, C. B. Poitras, K. Bergmen, and M. Lipson, “WDM-compatible mode-division multiplexing on a silicon chip,” Nat. Commun. 5, 3069 (2014).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Chen, G.

Chen, H.

R. Ji, L. Yang, L. Zhang, Y. Tian, J. Ding, H. Chen, Y. Lu, P. Zhou, and W. Zhu, “Five-port optical router for photonic networks-on-chip,” Opt. Express 19(21), 20258–20268 (2011).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

A. Poon, X. Luo, F. Xu, and H. Chen, “Cascaded microresonator-based matrix switch for silicon on-chip optical interconnection,” Proc. IEEE 97(7), 1216–1238 (2009).
[Crossref]

Chen, J.

Chen, K.

Chen, L.

Chen, Q.

Chen, Y. H.

C. Sun, M. T. Wade, Y. Lee, J. S. Orcutt, L. Alloatti, M. S. Georgas, A. S. Waterman, J. M. Shainline, R. R. Avizienis, S. Lin, B. R. Moss, R. Kumar, F. Pavanello, A. H. Atabaki, H. M. Cook, A. J. Ou, J. C. Leu, Y. H. Chen, K. Asanović, R. J. Ram, M. A. Popović, and V. M. Stojanović, “Single-chip microprocessor that communicates directly using light,” Nature 528(7583), 534–538 (2015).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Chen, Y. K.

Cong, G.

Cook, H. M.

C. Sun, M. T. Wade, Y. Lee, J. S. Orcutt, L. Alloatti, M. S. Georgas, A. S. Waterman, J. M. Shainline, R. R. Avizienis, S. Lin, B. R. Moss, R. Kumar, F. Pavanello, A. H. Atabaki, H. M. Cook, A. J. Ou, J. C. Leu, Y. H. Chen, K. Asanović, R. J. Ram, M. A. Popović, and V. M. Stojanović, “Single-chip microprocessor that communicates directly using light,” Nature 528(7583), 534–538 (2015).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Dadap, J. I.

Dai, D.

W. Jian, S. He, and D. Dai, “On-chip silicon 8-channel hybrid (de) multiplexer enabling simultaneous mode-and polarization-division-multiplexing,” Laser Photonics Rev. 8(2), 18–22 (2014).
[Crossref]

Ding, J.

Doany, F. E.

Driscoll, J. B.

Fan, D.

Fang, Q.

Fu, X.

Gabrielli, L. H.

L. W. Luo, N. Ophir, C. P. Chen, L. H. Gabrielli, C. B. Poitras, K. Bergmen, and M. Lipson, “WDM-compatible mode-division multiplexing on a silicon chip,” Nat. Commun. 5, 3069 (2014).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Georgas, M. S.

C. Sun, M. T. Wade, Y. Lee, J. S. Orcutt, L. Alloatti, M. S. Georgas, A. S. Waterman, J. M. Shainline, R. R. Avizienis, S. Lin, B. R. Moss, R. Kumar, F. Pavanello, A. H. Atabaki, H. M. Cook, A. J. Ou, J. C. Leu, Y. H. Chen, K. Asanović, R. J. Ram, M. A. Popović, and V. M. Stojanović, “Single-chip microprocessor that communicates directly using light,” Nature 528(7583), 534–538 (2015).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Green, W. M. J.

Greenberg, M.

Grote, R. R.

Gu, H.

He, S.

W. Jian, S. He, and D. Dai, “On-chip silicon 8-channel hybrid (de) multiplexer enabling simultaneous mode-and polarization-division-multiplexing,” Laser Photonics Rev. 8(2), 18–22 (2014).
[Crossref]

Holzwarth, C. W.

C. Batten, A. Joshi, J. Orcutt, A. Khilo, B. Moss, C. W. Holzwarth, M. A. Popovic, H. Li, H. I. Smith, J. L. Hoyt, F. X. Kartner, R. J. Ram, V. Stojanovic, and K. Asanovic, “Building manycore processor-to-DRAM networks with monolithic silicon photonics,” in IEEE High-Performance Interconnects Symposium (2008), 21–30.
[Crossref]

Hoyt, J. L.

C. Batten, A. Joshi, J. Orcutt, A. Khilo, B. Moss, C. W. Holzwarth, M. A. Popovic, H. Li, H. I. Smith, J. L. Hoyt, F. X. Kartner, R. J. Ram, V. Stojanovic, and K. Asanovic, “Building manycore processor-to-DRAM networks with monolithic silicon photonics,” in IEEE High-Performance Interconnects Symposium (2008), 21–30.
[Crossref]

Hu, T.

Huang, X.

Q. Luo, C. Zheng, X. Huang, Y. Wang, and D. Zhang, “Polymeric N-stage serial-cascaded four-port optical router with scalable 3N channel wavelengths for wideband signal routing application,” Opt. Quantum Electron. 46(6), 829–849 (2014).
[Crossref]

Huang, Y. Z.

Ikeda, K.

Jahnes, C. V.

Ji, R.

R. Ji, J. Xu, and L. Yang, “Five-port optical router based on microring and switches for photonic networks-on-chip,” IEEE Photonics Technol. Lett. 25(5), 492–495 (2013).
[Crossref]

R. Ji, L. Yang, L. Zhang, Y. Tian, J. Ding, H. Chen, Y. Lu, P. Zhou, and W. Zhu, “Five-port optical router for photonic networks-on-chip,” Opt. Express 19(21), 20258–20268 (2011).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Jia, H.

Jia, L.

Jian, W.

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A. Biberman, B. Lee, N. Sherwood-Droz, M. Lipson, and K. Bergman, “Broadband operation of nanophotonic router for silicon photonic networks-on-chip,” IEEE Photonics Technol. Lett. 22(12), 926–928 (2010).
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Fig. 1
Fig. 1 (a) Architecture of the four-port mode-selective optical router. (b) Schematic of the three routing paths P1(TE0) →P2(TE0), P1(TE1) →P3(TE0), and P1(TE2) →P4(TE0) at the broadcasting routing mode. (c) Schematic of the two routing paths P1(TE1) →P3(TE0) and P2(TE2) →P4(TE1) at the port-to-port routing mode. Colored arrows and lines are used to outline different modes and operating routing paths.
Fig. 2
Fig. 2 Micrograph of the device. (MUX: multiplexer, DEMUX: de-multiplexer).
Fig. 3
Fig. 3 Experimental setup for the device characterization (ASE: amplified spontaneous emission; TL: tunable laser; PC: polarization controller; DUT: device under test; PPG: pulse pattern generator; OSA: optical spectrum analyzer; DCA: digital communication analyzer; MD: modulator; FA: fiber array, CR: circulator).
Fig. 4
Fig. 4 Signal and crosstalk for the optical link P1(TE0)→ P2(TE0) in the (a) broadcasting and (b) port-to-port routings.
Fig. 5
Fig. 5 Insertion losses and crosstalk values of the 12 optical links of the device.
Fig. 6
Fig. 6 Measured eye-diagrams for the 40-Gbps bidirectional data transmission.

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Table 1 Routing paths of the four-port mode-selective optical router.

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