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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 11, Iss. 21 — Oct. 20, 2003
  • pp: 2666–2671

Polymeric Mach-Zehnder interferometer using serially coupled microring resonators

George T. Paloczi, Yanyi Huang, Amnon Yariv, and Shayan Mookherjea  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 11, Issue 21, pp. 2666-2671 (2003)

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We propose a novel geometry for a Mach-Zehnder interferometer in which one arm of the interferometer consists of serially coupled microresonators and the other a simple ridge waveguide. The device was fabricated in an optical polymer and its spectral characteristics were measured at telecommunications wavelengths. The serially coupled rings are modeled using a simple transfer matrix approach. Good agreement is found between the measurement and the theory.

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OCIS Codes
(130.0130) Integrated optics : Integrated optics
(130.2790) Integrated optics : Guided waves
(160.5470) Materials : Polymers
(230.5750) Optical devices : Resonators

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Research Papers

Original Manuscript: August 26, 2003
Revised Manuscript: October 2, 2003
Published: October 20, 2003

George Paloczi, Yanyi Huang, Amnon Yariv, and Shayan Mookherjea, "Polymeric Mach-Zehnder interferometer using serially coupled microring resonators," Opt. Express 11, 2666-2671 (2003)

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