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Clarendon OADM produced via Micron's CMOS process

Posted: 13 Mar 2002 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:clarendon photonics? clarendon? micron technology? micron? optoelectronic component?

Claimed to be first CMOS-based commercial dynamic optical component, the 4-channel reconfigurable Optical Add/Drop Multiplexer (OADM) optical waveguide chip is based on Clarendon's reconfigurable filter technology and fabricated using Micron's 0.13?m CMOS process.

The chip is about a quarter of the size of a Pentium 4 processor, and is targeted in metro optical network applications.

The OADM consist of multiple copies of Clarendon's DMR optical processor printed and interconnected on the silicon chip via waveguides. Considered as a photonic building block, the DMR can be configured as a filter, switch, variable attenuator, or into other optical elements.

The complete solution occupies 14in? of board area and includes the OADM chip, optical input and output fibers, and control electronics.

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