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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 19, Iss. 13 — Jun. 20, 2011
  • pp: 12727–12739

Reconfigurable silicon thermo-optical device based on spectral tuning of ring resonators

William S. Fegadolli, Vilson R. Almeida, and José Edimar Barbosa Oliveira  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 19, Issue 13, pp. 12727-12739 (2011)

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A novel tunable and reconfigurable thermo-optical device is theoretically proposed and analyzed in this paper. The device is designed to be entirely compatible with CMOS process and to work as a thermo-optical filter or modulator. Numerical results, made by means of analytical and Finite-Difference Time-Domain (FDTD) methods, show that a compact device enables a broad bandwidth operation, of up to 830 GHz, which allows the device to work under a large temperature variation, of up to 96 K.

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OCIS Codes
(130.3120) Integrated optics : Integrated optics devices
(160.6840) Materials : Thermo-optical materials

ToC Category:
Integrated Optics

Original Manuscript: March 24, 2011
Revised Manuscript: May 29, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: June 3, 2011
Published: June 16, 2011

William S. Fegadolli, Vilson R. Almeida, and José Edimar Barbosa Oliveira, "Reconfigurable silicon thermo-optical device based on spectral tuning of ring resonators," Opt. Express 19, 12727-12739 (2011)

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