Sangyoon Han is a PhD candidate in the Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences department at UC Berkeley. His research is focused on implementing optoelectronic devices on Silicon Photonic platform using MEMS technologies.
Sangyoon received his B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences from Seoul National University in 2010.
64x64 Silicon Photonic MEMS Switch with Sub-Microsecond Response Time [BPN751]
We developed a new architecture suitable for building a large-scale optical switch with fast response time. We have demonstrated switches with scale of 64x64 and speed of sub-microsecond using our new architecture. The switch architecture consists of an optical crossbar network with MEMS-actuated couplers and is implemented on a silicon photonics platform. Thanks to high integration density of the silicon photonics platform, we could integrate 64x64 switch on an area less than 1cm x 1cm. We believe that our switch architecture can be scaled-up to larger than 200x200, and beyond.