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  • Editor: Joseph N. Mait
  • Vol. 49, Iss. 12 — Apr. 20, 2010
  • pp: 2391–2396

Analysis and design of tunable wideband microwave photonics phase shifter based on Fabry–Perot cavity and Bragg mirrors in silicon-on-insulator waveguide

Pengfei Qu, Jingran Zhou, Weiyou Chen, Fumin Li, Haibin Li, Caixia Liu, Shengping Ruan, and Wei Dong  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 49, Issue 12, pp. 2391-2396 (2010)

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We designed a microwave (MW) photonics phase shifter, consisting of a Fabry–Perot filter, a phase modulation region (PMR), and distributed Bragg reflectors, in a silicon-on-insulator rib waveguide. The thermo-optics effect was employed to tune the PMR. It was theoretically demonstrated that the linear MW phase shift of 0 2 π could be achieved by a refractive index variation of 0 9.68 × 10 3 in an ultrawideband (about 38 GHz 1.9 THz ), and the corresponding tuning resolution was about 6.92 ° / ° C . The device had a very compact size. It could be easily integrated in silicon optoelectronic chips and expected to be widely used in the high-frequency MW photonics field.

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OCIS Codes
(050.5080) Diffraction and gratings : Phase shift
(120.2230) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Fabry-Perot
(130.3120) Integrated optics : Integrated optics devices
(160.6840) Materials : Thermo-optical materials
(230.1480) Optical devices : Bragg reflectors
(350.4010) Other areas of optics : Microwaves

ToC Category:
Integrated Optics

Original Manuscript: October 19, 2009
Revised Manuscript: March 11, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: March 15, 2010
Published: April 20, 2010

Pengfei Qu, Jingran Zhou, Weiyou Chen, Fumin Li, Haibin Li, Caixia Liu, Shengping Ruan, and Wei Dong, "Analysis and design of tunable wideband microwave photonics phase shifter based on Fabry–Perot cavity and Bragg mirrors in silicon-on-insulator waveguide," Appl. Opt. 49, 2391-2396 (2010)

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