Large Scale Silicon Photonic MEMS Switch

Sangyoon Han

EECS Department
University of California, Berkeley
Technical Report No. UCB/EECS-2015-40
May 1, 2015

http://www2.eecs.berkeley.edu/Pubs/TechRpts/2015/EECS-2015-40.pdf

Fast optical circuit switches with large port count will allow flexible bandwidth allocation in datacenter networks by augmenting electrical packet switching. Here we report microsecond speed optical circuit switch with 50x50 port counts implemented on silicon photonics platform using MEMS actuated directional couplers. The switch has fast switching speed (2.5 ┬Ás response time), high on-off extinction ratio (25 dB), small footprint (9x9 mm2), and simple fabrication process (3 lithography steps). We believe that our switch port-count can be scaled up to 100 x 100 and beyond.

Advisor: Ming C. Wu


BibTeX citation:

@mastersthesis{Han:EECS-2015-40,
    Author = {Han, Sangyoon},
    Title = {Large Scale Silicon Photonic MEMS Switch},
    School = {EECS Department, University of California, Berkeley},
    Year = {2015},
    Month = {May},
    URL = {http://www2.eecs.berkeley.edu/Pubs/TechRpts/2015/EECS-2015-40.html},
    Number = {UCB/EECS-2015-40},
    Abstract = {Fast optical circuit switches with large port count will allow flexible bandwidth allocation in datacenter networks by augmenting electrical packet switching. Here we report microsecond speed optical circuit switch with 50x50 port counts implemented on silicon photonics platform using MEMS actuated directional couplers. The switch has fast switching speed (2.5 µs response time), high on-off extinction ratio (25 dB), small footprint (9x9 mm2), and simple fabrication process (3 lithography steps). We believe that our switch port-count can be scaled up to 100 x 100 and beyond.}
}

EndNote citation:

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%T Large Scale Silicon Photonic MEMS Switch
%I EECS Department, University of California, Berkeley
%D 2015
%8 May 1
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%F Han:EECS-2015-40