Large-Scale Silicon Photonic MEMS Switch

Sangyoon Han

EECS Department
University of California, Berkeley
Technical Report No. UCB/EECS-2015-42
May 1, 2015

http://www2.eecs.berkeley.edu/Pubs/TechRpts/2015/EECS-2015-42.pdf

Fast optical circuit switches with large port count will allow flexible bandwidth allocation in datacenter networks by augmenting electrical packet switching. Reported herein is the development of a microsecond-speed optical circuit switch with 50×50 port counts implemented on silicon photonics platform using MEMS-actuated directional couplers. The switch contains a number of innovative enhancements: fast switching speed (2.5 µs response time) and high on-off extinction ratio (25 dB), which are complimented by a small footprint (9×9 mm2) and simple fabrication process (only three lithography steps). This prototype switch port-count appears capable of being scaled up to 100×100 and beyond.

Advisor: Ming C. Wu


BibTeX citation:

@mastersthesis{Han:EECS-2015-42,
    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-2015-42.html},
    Number = {UCB/EECS-2015-42},
    Abstract = {Fast optical circuit switches with large port count will allow flexible bandwidth allocation in datacenter networks by augmenting electrical packet switching. Reported herein is the development of a microsecond-speed optical circuit switch with 50×50 port counts implemented on silicon photonics platform using MEMS-actuated directional couplers. The switch contains a number of innovative enhancements: fast switching speed (2.5 µs response time) and high on-off extinction ratio (25 dB), which are complimented by a small footprint (9×9 mm2) and simple fabrication process (only three lithography steps). This prototype switch port-count appears capable of being scaled up to 100×100 and beyond.}
}

EndNote citation:

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