We propose an oven-shaped heater for efficient thermo-optic control of silicon photonic devices. The oven is simply realized using metal contacts in a standard CMOS process, yielding a high heating efficiency of ~95%.
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L. Cao, A. A. Aboketaf, and S. Preble, "Efficient Thermal Control of CMOS Compatible Silicon Photonic Devices using a Micro-Oven," in Frontiers in Optics 2012/Laser Science XXVIII, OSA Technical Digest (online) (Optical Society of America, 2012), paper FTu2A.4.
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