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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 20, Iss. 10 — May. 7, 2012
  • pp: 10796–10806

Broadband microwave photonic fully tunable filter using a single heterogeneously integrated III-V/SOI-microdisk-based phase shifter

Juan Lloret, Geert Morthier, Francisco Ramos, Salvador Sales, Dries Van Thourhout, Thijs Spuesens, Nicolas Olivier, Jean-Marc Fédéli, and José Capmany  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 20, Issue 10, pp. 10796-10806 (2012)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.20.010796


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Abstract

A broadband microwave photonic phase shifter based on a single III-V microdisk resonator heterogeneously integrated on and coupled to a nanophotonic silicon-on-insulator waveguide is reported. The phase shift tunability is accomplished by modifying the effective index through carrier injection. A comprehensive semi-analytical model aiming at predicting its behavior is formulated and confirmed by measurements. Quasi-linear and continuously tunable 2π phase shifts at radiofrequencies greater than 18 GHz are experimentally demonstrated. The phase shifter performance is also evaluated when used as a key element in tunable filtering schemes. Distortion-free and wideband filtering responses with a tuning range of ~100% over the free spectral range are obtained.

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OCIS Codes
(070.1170) Fourier optics and signal processing : Analog optical signal processing
(130.3120) Integrated optics : Integrated optics devices
(230.5750) Optical devices : Resonators

ToC Category:
Integrated Optics

History
Original Manuscript: February 8, 2012
Revised Manuscript: April 12, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: April 16, 2012
Published: April 25, 2012

Citation
Juan Lloret, Geert Morthier, Francisco Ramos, Salvador Sales, Dries Van Thourhout, Thijs Spuesens, Nicolas Olivier, Jean-Marc Fédéli, and José Capmany, "Broadband microwave photonic fully tunable filter using a single heterogeneously integrated III-V/SOI-microdisk-based phase shifter," Opt. Express 20, 10796-10806 (2012)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-20-10-10796


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