BER evaluation of a passive SOI WDM router

A. Parini, G. Bellanca, A. Annoni, F. Morichetti, A. Melloni, M.J. Strain, M. Sorel, M. Gay, C. Pareige, L. Bramerie, M. Thual

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The performance of a ring-resonator based passive wavelength router, suitable for optical networking at chip level, is evaluated through bit error rate measurements in single channel 10 Gb/s and 3-channel 10 Gb/s WDM configurations. As the routing path involves a different number of routing elements, depending on the wavelength used for the propagating signal, the performance of three output ports with respect to a specified input one are experimentally evaluated and discussed. Measurements show that low rejection on the filter elements due to fabrication issues mostly affect the channel on the through path with respect to the dropped ones.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2285-2288
Number of pages4
JournalIEEE Photonics Technology Letters
Issue number23
Early online date10 Oct 2013
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2013


  • error statistics
  • optical switches
  • optical filters
  • passive networks
  • routing


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