Design considerations for quasi-planar, high-Q silicon-on-insulator microphotonic resonators are presented. A figure of merit for use in comparison between microphotonic designs is presented and applied to compare existing and proposed designs.
© 2006 Optical Society of America
(140.0140) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers and laser optics
(140.4780) Lasers and laser optics : Optical resonators
(230.0230) Optical devices : Optical devices
(230.5750) Optical devices : Resonators
T. J. Johnson, M. Borselli, and O. Painter, "Designing High-Q Silicon-on-Insulator Optical Resonators for Planar Device Integration," in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics/Quantum Electronics and Laser Science Conference and Photonic Applications Systems Technologies, Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2006), paper QWG2.