Abstract

We present the design and the fabrication of compact tunable silicon-on-insulator bandpass filters based on the integration of a Mach–Zehnder interferometer with ring resonators and activated via thermo-optic phase shifters. The proposed architecture provides wide filter bandwidth tunability from 10% to 90% of the free spectral range preserving the filter off-band rejection. Possible applications are channel subset selection in wavelength division multiplexing optical systems, adaptive filtering to signal bandwidth, and reconfigurable filters for gridless networking.

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Aspic—Filarete srl, Italy, http://www.aspicdesign.com ; Phoenix BV, The Netherlands, http://www.phoenixbv.com .

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Figures (4)

Fig. 1.
Fig. 1.

(a) Schematic of the filter with relevant design parameters and (b) optical microscope photograph.

Fig. 2.
Fig. 2.

Map of the off-band rejection (color bar and contour lines) for the 3 dB bandwidth obtained for 0<Δφ<2π (y axis) as a function of KR (x axis).

Fig. 3.
Fig. 3.

(a) Bandwidth tuning at the through (T) port and (b) at the cross port for 0<Δφ<2π; (c) 3 dB bandwidth for the T port (blue triangles) and the C port (red squares) versus the dissipated power difference between the two rings ΔPR.

Fig. 4.
Fig. 4.

(a) BER measurements (marks) of a 10Gbit/s NRZ OOK signal filtered by a 25 GHz FSR device with three different 3 dB bandwidths: 18 GHz (red circles), 10 GHz (green squares), and 8 GHz (magenta diamonds). Black triangles show the BER measured after propagation through a 5 mm long silicon waveguide. (b) Eye diagrams for the different conditions.

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