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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 20, Iss. 4 — Feb. 13, 2012
  • pp: 4280–4290

Lossless intensity modulation in integrated photonics

Sunil Sandhu and Shanhui Fan  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 20, Issue 4, pp. 4280-4290 (2012)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.20.004280


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Abstract

We present a dynamical analysis of lossless intensity modulation in two different ring resonator geometries. In both geometries, we demonstrate modulation schemes that result in a symmetrical output with an infinite on/off ratio. The systems behave as lossless intensity modulators where the time-averaged output optical power is equal to the time-averaged input optical power.

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OCIS Codes
(140.4780) Lasers and laser optics : Optical resonators
(230.0230) Optical devices : Optical devices
(350.4238) Other areas of optics : Nanophotonics and photonic crystals

ToC Category:
Integrated Optics

History
Original Manuscript: November 4, 2011
Revised Manuscript: January 20, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: January 30, 2012
Published: February 7, 2012

Citation
Sunil Sandhu and Shanhui Fan, "Lossless intensity modulation in integrated photonics," Opt. Express 20, 4280-4290 (2012)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-20-4-4280


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