The outlook on Optical Interconnects replacing Metal Interconnects on ICs is promising. However some devices must be realized before implementing schemes of photonic circuits and systems. In this project we created a near-perfect silicon nanophotonics process at RIT. A ring resonator fabricated hear was shown to have a Quality-Factor of 10,000. We then demonstrated the ability of these resonant devices to act as a highfrequency optical switch.
Brown, Robert and Preble, Stefan
"All-Optical Gate: Silicon-on-Insulator Waveguide, Ring Resonator, and All-Optical Modulation,"
Journal of the Microelectronic Engineering Conference: Vol. 19
, Article 6.
Available at: http://scholarworks.rit.edu/ritamec/vol19/iss1/6