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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 17, Iss. 21 — Oct. 12, 2009
  • pp: 18971–18982

Extracting coupling and loss coefficients from a ring resonator

W. R. McKinnon, D.-X. Xu, C. Storey, E. Post, A. Densmore, A. Delâge, P. Waldron, J. H. Schmid, and S. Janz  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 17, Issue 21, pp. 18971-18982 (2009)

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A method is developed for extracting the coupling and loss coefficients of ring resonators from the peak widths, depths, and spacings of the resonances of a single resonator. Although the formulas used do not distinguish which coefficient is coupling and which is loss, it is shown how these coefficients can be disentangled based on how they vary with wavelength or device parameters.

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OCIS Codes
(120.0120) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology
(130.3120) Integrated optics : Integrated optics devices
(130.6010) Integrated optics : Sensors
(220.0220) Optical design and fabrication : Optical design and fabrication
(230.5750) Optical devices : Resonators

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Integrated Optics

Original Manuscript: August 10, 2009
Revised Manuscript: September 21, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: September 27, 2009
Published: October 6, 2009

W. R. McKinnon, D. X. Xu, C. Storey, E. Post, A. Densmore, A. Delâge, P. Waldron, J. H. Schmid, and S. Janz, "Extracting coupling and loss coefficients from a ring resonator," Opt. Express 17, 18971-18982 (2009)

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