An Opto-VLSI Reconfigurable Broad-band Optical Splitter
IEEE Lasers and Electro-Optics Society
Faculty of Computing, Health and Science
Electron Science Research Institute (ESRI)
A reconfigurable broad-band optical splitter is presented, which uses the multicasting capability of opto-very-large-scale-integrated (Opto-VLSI) technology to adaptively split an optical signal to N fiber ports. We demonstrate the proof-of-principle of a three-port structure that uses a reconfigurable Opto-VLSI processor to adaptively multicast an input optical signal with dynamic attenuation range of more than 25 dB over 55-nm bandwidth.