Bidirectional crosstalk and back-reflection free WDM active optical interconnects

P. Pintus, N. Andriolli, F. Di Pasquale, and J. E. Bowers
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IEEE Photonics Technology Letters
vol.25, no.20, pp.1973-1976

In this letter, we present an integrated solution for bidirectionalWDM optical interconnection based on semiconductor optical amplifiers and nonreciprocal micro-ring resonators in Si3N4/Ce:YIG. The circuit performance has been numerically evaluated, demonstrating a reduction of crosstalk and backreflection of >20 dB for a 10-channel 100-GHz-spaced WDM bidirectional active optical interconnect. Although a silicon nitride platform has been considered, the proposed solution can be effective also on a silicon platform, where back-scattering induced by the waveguide roughness is much stronger.

Research Areas
Silicon Photonics
In-Plane Semiconductor Lasers
Integration Technologies