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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 18, Iss. 3 — Feb. 1, 2010
  • pp: 1879–1887

Minimizing temperature sensitivity of silicon Mach-Zehnder interferometers

Biswajeet Guha, Alexander Gondarenko, and Michal Lipson  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 18, Issue 3, pp. 1879-1887 (2010)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.18.001879


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Abstract

We present a novel design approach for integrated Mach-Zehnder interferometers to minimize their temperature sensitivity and demonstrate, for the first time, near zero spectral shifts with temperature (~0.005 nm/K) in these devices. This could lead to fully CMOS-compatible passively compensated athermal optical filters and modulators.

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OCIS Codes
(120.6780) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Temperature
(120.6810) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Thermal effects
(130.0130) Integrated optics : Integrated optics

ToC Category:
Integrated Optics

History
Original Manuscript: October 15, 2009
Revised Manuscript: January 8, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: January 11, 2010
Published: January 15, 2010

Citation
Biswajeet Guha, Alexander Gondarenko, and Michal Lipson, "Minimizing temperature sensitivity of silicon Mach-Zehnder interferometers," Opt. Express 18, 1879-1887 (2010)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-18-3-1879


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