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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 20, Iss. 27 — Dec. 17, 2012
  • pp: 27999–28008

Thermal stabilization of a microring modulator using feedback control

Kishore Padmaraju, Johnnie Chan, Long Chen, Michal Lipson, and Keren Bergman  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 20, Issue 27, pp. 27999-28008 (2012)

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We describe and demonstrate the use of a feedback control system to thermally stabilize a silicon microring modulator subjected to a thermally volatile environment. Furthermore, we establish power monitoring as an effective and appropriate mechanism to infer the temperature drift of a microring modulator. Our demonstration shows that a high-performance silicon microring-based device, normally inoperable in thermally volatile environments, can maintain error-free performance when a feedback control system is implemented.

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OCIS Codes
(200.4650) Optics in computing : Optical interconnects
(230.4110) Optical devices : Modulators
(230.4555) Optical devices : Coupled resonators

ToC Category:
Integrated Optics

Original Manuscript: September 14, 2012
Revised Manuscript: November 7, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: November 7, 2012
Published: December 3, 2012

Kishore Padmaraju, Johnnie Chan, Long Chen, Michal Lipson, and Keren Bergman, "Thermal stabilization of a microring modulator using feedback control," Opt. Express 20, 27999-28008 (2012)

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