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  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 21, Iss. 21 — Oct. 21, 2013
  • pp: 25573–25581

Heterogeneous lithium niobate photonics on silicon substrates

Payam Rabiei, Jichi Ma, Saeed Khan, Jeff Chiles, and Sasan Fathpour  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 21, Issue 21, pp. 25573-25581 (2013)

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A platform for the realization of tightly-confined lithium niobate photonic devices and circuits on silicon substrates is reported based on wafer bonding and selective oxidation of refractory metals. The heterogeneous photonic platform is employed to demonstrate high-performance lithium niobate microring optical resonators and Mach-Zehnder optical modulators. A quality factor of ~7.2 × 104 is measured in the microresonators, and a half-wave voltage-length product of 4 V.cm and an extinction ratio of 20 dB is measured in the modulators.

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OCIS Codes
(130.0130) Integrated optics : Integrated optics
(230.4000) Optical devices : Microstructure fabrication
(230.5750) Optical devices : Resonators
(130.4110) Integrated optics : Modulators

ToC Category:
Integrated Optics

Original Manuscript: August 22, 2013
Revised Manuscript: October 7, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: October 8, 2013
Published: October 18, 2013

Payam Rabiei, Jichi Ma, Saeed Khan, Jeff Chiles, and Sasan Fathpour, "Heterogeneous lithium niobate photonics on silicon substrates," Opt. Express 21, 25573-25581 (2013)

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