A new class of microphotonic-resonators, Adiabatic Resonant Microrings (ARMs), is introduced. The ARM resonator geometry enables heater elements to be formed within the resonator, simultaneously enabling record low-power (4.4µW/GHz) and record high-speed (1µs) thermal tuning.
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M. R. Watts, W. A. Zortman, D. C. Trotter, G. N. Nielson, D. L. Luck, and R. W. Young, "Adiabatic Resonant Microrings (ARMs) with Directly Integrated Thermal Microphotonics," in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics/International Quantum Electronics Conference, OSA Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2009), paper CPDB10.
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