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  • Vol. 27, Iss. 17 — Sep. 1, 2009
  • pp: 3800–3811

Characteristics of Microring Resonators With Waveguide-Resonator Coupling Modulation

Wesley D. Sacher and Joyce K. S. Poon

Journal of Lightwave Technology, Vol. 27, Issue 17, pp. 3800-3811 (2009)

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The general output characteristics of high quality factor microring resonators with modulated coupling strengths are derived. The results are applied to the case of a microring integrated with a Mach–Zehnder interferometer coupler to investigate the amplitude, linearity, distortion, and chirp of the output. These modulators can be designed to give low-distortion, high extinction ratio, chirp-free outputs at modulation rates only limited by the maximum modulation rate of the coupler or the free spectral range frequency of the resonator.

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Wesley D. Sacher and Joyce K. S. Poon, "Characteristics of Microring Resonators With Waveguide-Resonator Coupling Modulation," J. Lightwave Technol. 27, 3800-3811 (2009)

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