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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 19, Iss. 16 — Aug. 1, 2011
  • pp: 15429–15437

Silicon polarization independent microring resonator-based optical tunable filter circuit with fiber assembly

Chao Li, Jeong Hwan Song, Jing Zhang, Huijuan Zhang, Shiyi Chen, Mingbin Yu, and G. Q. Lo  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 19, Issue 16, pp. 15429-15437 (2011)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.19.015429


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Abstract

We report the design, fabrication, photonic packaging and the characterization of a silicon polarization independent optical tunable filter circuit with fiber assembly. We demonstrate the polarization transparent filter characteristics with an insertion loss of ~13.4 dB, an extinction ratio of ~20 dB, and a 3dB bandwidth of 0.2 nm. The tuning range is of ~11.72 nm, along with the tuning speed of less than 400 μs. The tuning efficiency is ~0.23 nm/mW. The use of polarization diversity scheme and the silicon photonic packaging bridges the gap between the silicon photonic circuits and the real applications.

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OCIS Codes
(230.5750) Optical devices : Resonators
(250.5300) Optoelectronics : Photonic integrated circuits
(260.5430) Physical optics : Polarization
(130.4815) Integrated optics : Optical switching devices

ToC Category:
Integrated Optics

History
Original Manuscript: June 2, 2011
Revised Manuscript: June 27, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: June 28, 2011
Published: July 27, 2011

Citation
Chao Li, Jeong Hwan Song, Jing Zhang, Huijuan Zhang, Shiyi Chen, Mingbin Yu, and G. Q. Lo, "Silicon polarization independent microring resonator-based optical tunable filter circuit with fiber assembly," Opt. Express 19, 15429-15437 (2011)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-19-16-15429


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