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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 17, Iss. 26 — Dec. 21, 2009
  • pp: 23474–23487

Quantitative modeling of coupling-induced resonance frequency shift in microring resonators

Qing Li, Mohammad Soltani, Amir H. Atabaki, Siva Yegnanarayanan, and Ali Adibi  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 17, Issue 26, pp. 23474-23487 (2009)

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We present a detailed study on the behavior of coupling-induced resonance frequency shift (CIFS) in dielectric microring resonators. CIFS is related to the phase responses of the coupling region of the resonator coupling structure, which are examined for various geometries through rigorous numerical simulations. Based on the simulation results, a model for the phase responses of the coupling structure is presented and verified to agree with the simulation results well, in which the first-order coupled mode theory (CMT) is extended to second order, and the important contributions from the inevitable bent part of practical resonators are included. This model helps increase the understanding of the CIFS behavior and makes the calculation of CIFS for practical applications without full numerical simulations possible.

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

ToC Category:
Integrated Optics

Original Manuscript: October 6, 2009
Revised Manuscript: November 29, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: November 30, 2009
Published: December 7, 2009

Qing Li, Mohammad Soltani, Amir H. Atabaki, Siva Yegnanarayanan, and Ali Adibi, "Quantitative modeling of coupling-induced resonance frequency shift in microring resonators," Opt. Express 17, 23474-23487 (2009)

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