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Optics Express

  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 13, Iss. 12 — Jun. 13, 2005
  • pp: 4580–4588

Phase engineering for ring enhanced Mach-Zehnder interferometers

S. Darmawan, Y. M. Landobasa, and M. K. Chin  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 13, Issue 12, pp. 4580-4588 (2005)

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Ring resonators are waveguide realizations of Fabry-Perot resonators which can be readily integrated in array geometries to implement many useful functions. Its nonlinear phase response can be readily incorporated into a Mach-Zehnder interferometer to produce specific intensity output function. We present two generalized array configurations of ring-coupled MZI and discuss their characteristics in terms of the amplitude and phase response of the ring arrays as well as the transmission output of the MZIs. The two types of array have distinct transfer functions and effective phase shifts, and can be tailored to phase-engineer a wide-range of MZI transmission functions.

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OCIS Codes
(130.2790) Integrated optics : Guided waves
(130.3120) Integrated optics : Integrated optics devices
(230.5750) Optical devices : Resonators

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Research Papers

Original Manuscript: May 10, 2005
Revised Manuscript: May 30, 2005
Manuscript Accepted: June 1, 2005
Published: June 13, 2005

S. Darmawan, Y. M. Landobasa, and M. K. Chin, "Phase engineering for ring enhanced Mach-Zehnder interferometers," Opt. Express 13, 4580-4588 (2005)

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