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Journal of the Optical Society of America B

Journal of the Optical Society of America B


  • Editor: Grover Swartzlander
  • Vol. 31, Iss. 2 — Feb. 1, 2014
  • pp: 201–206

Experimental observations of thermo-optical bistability and self-pulsation in silicon microring resonators

Libin Zhang, Yonghao Fei, Yanmei Cao, Xun Lei, and Shaowu Chen  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA B, Vol. 31, Issue 2, pp. 201-206 (2014)

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Optical bistability and self-pulsation (SP) in silicon microring resonators (MRRs) are experimentally observed. The waveforms and frequencies of SP can be controlled by changing input light power and its wavelength, and the region of SP can be modulated readily by applying a reverse voltage on the PN junction embedded in the MRR. These phenomena are theoretically studied by adopting the coupled-mode theory and linear stability analysis method for differential equations, with theoretical results fitting well with the experimental ones.

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OCIS Codes
(190.1450) Nonlinear optics : Bistability
(190.3100) Nonlinear optics : Instabilities and chaos
(190.4390) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, integrated optics
(230.4555) Optical devices : Coupled resonators

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

Original Manuscript: September 17, 2013
Revised Manuscript: November 18, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: November 29, 2013
Published: January 6, 2014

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Libin Zhang, Yonghao Fei, Yanmei Cao, Xun Lei, and Shaowu Chen, "Experimental observations of thermo-optical bistability and self-pulsation in silicon microring resonators," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 31, 201-206 (2014)

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