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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 17, Iss. 2 — Jan. 19, 2009
  • pp: 1116–1125

On chip tunable micro ring resonator actuated by electrowetting

Romi Shamai and Uriel Levy  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 17, Issue 2, pp. 1116-1125 (2009)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.17.001116


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Abstract

We demonstrate a tunable on chip polymer waveguide micro ring resonator (MRR) device. The transmission spectrum and extinction ratio are controlled by electrowetting on dielectric (EWOD), via the application of voltage to a droplet. As a result the droplet covers a portion of the MRR waveguide and changes its effective refractive index. This method can be used for efficiently tuning a variety of on chip optical devices, as it offers high index contrast, electrical control and low power consumption.

© 2009 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(230.3990) Optical devices : Micro-optical devices
(230.5750) Optical devices : Resonators
(230.7380) Optical devices : Waveguides, channeled
(230.7408) Optical devices : Wavelength filtering devices

ToC Category:
Optical Devices

History
Original Manuscript: November 21, 2008
Revised Manuscript: December 22, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: December 22, 2008
Published: January 15, 2009

Citation
Romi Shamai and Uriel Levy, "On chip tunable micro ring resonator actuated by electrowetting," Opt. Express 17, 1116-1125 (2009)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-17-2-1116


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