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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 18, Iss. 6 — Mar. 15, 2010
  • pp: 6172–6182

Widely tunable microwave phase shifter based on silicon-on-insulator dual-microring resonator

Minhao Pu, Liu Liu, Weiqi Xue, Yunhong Ding, Haiyan Ou, Kresten Yvind, and Jørn M. Hvam  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 18, Issue 6, pp. 6172-6182 (2010)

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We propose and demonstrate tunable microwave phase shifters based on electrically tunable silicon-on-insulator microring resonators. The phase-shifting range and the RF-power variation are analyzed. A maximum phase-shifting range of 0~600° is achieved by utilizing a dual-microring resonator. A quasi-linear phase shift of 360° with RF-power variation lower than 2dB and a continuous 270° phase shift without RF-power variation at a microwave frequency of 40GHz are also demonstrated.

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OCIS Codes
(130.3120) Integrated optics : Integrated optics devices
(230.5750) Optical devices : Resonators
(350.4010) Other areas of optics : Microwaves
(060.5625) Fiber optics and optical communications : Radio frequency photonics

ToC Category:
Integrated Optics

Original Manuscript: January 25, 2010
Revised Manuscript: February 26, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: March 3, 2010
Published: March 11, 2010

Minhao Pu, Liu Liu, Weiqi Xue, Yunhong Ding, Haiyan Ou, Kresten Yvind, and Jørn M. Hvam, "Widely tunable microwave phase shifter based on silicon-on-insulator dual-microring resonator," Opt. Express 18, 6172-6182 (2010)

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