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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 16, Iss. 19 — Sep. 15, 2008
  • pp: 15130–15136

The nonlinear microring add-drop filter

Shayan Mookherjea and Mark A. Schneider  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 16, Issue 19, pp. 15130-15136 (2008)

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A new model is developed for the effects of the Kerr optical nonlinearity in a microring (racetrack) resonator coupled to input and output waveguides, which takes into account the nonlinearity in the couplers as well as the microring sections. It is shown how the nonlinear microring add-drop filter can be used as a self-adjusting all-optical beam splitter to extend the dynamic range of photodetectors and protect optoelectronic circuitry from high input powers.

© 2008 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(190.3270) Nonlinear optics : Kerr effect
(190.4390) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, integrated optics
(230.0040) Optical devices : Detectors
(230.1360) Optical devices : Beam splitters
(230.5750) Optical devices : Resonators

ToC Category:
Optical Devices

Original Manuscript: June 13, 2008
Revised Manuscript: September 7, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: September 8, 2008
Published: September 11, 2008

Shayan Mookherjea and Mark A. Schneider, "The nonlinear microring add-drop filter," Opt. Express 16, 15130-15136 (2008)

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