BER evaluation of a low-crosstalk silicon integrated multi-microring network-on-chip

F. Gambini, S. Faralli, P. Pintus, N. Andriolli, and I. Cerutti
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Optics Express
vol. 23, no. 13, pp. 17169-17178

The operation of an integrated silicon-photonics multi-microring network-on-chip (NoC) is experimentally demonstrated in terms of transmission spectra and bit error rates at 10 Gb/s. The integrated NoC consists of 8 thermally tuned microrings coupled to a central ring. The switching functionalities are tested with concurrent transmissions at both the same and different wavelengths. Experimental results validate the analytical model based on the transfer matrix method. BER measurements
show performance up to 10−9 at 10 Gb/s with limited crosstalk and penalty (below 0.5 dB) induced by an interfering transmission.

Research Areas
Silicon Photonics
Integration Technologies
Photonics Integrated Circuits