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  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 21, Iss. 1 — Jan. 14, 2013
  • pp: 556–564

High performance InP ring resonator for new generation monolithically integrated optical gyroscopes

Caterina Ciminelli, Francesco Dell'Olio, Mario N. Armenise, Francisco M. Soares, and Wolfgang Passenberg  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 21, Issue 1, pp. 556-564 (2013)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.21.000556


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Abstract

An InP ring resonator with an experimentally demonstrated quality factor (Q) of the order of 106 is reported for the first time. This Q value, typical for low loss technologies such as silica-on-silicon, is a record for the InP technology and improves the state-of-the-art of about one order of magnitude. The cavity has been designed aiming at the Q-factor maximization while keeping the resonance depth of about 8 dB. The device was fabricated using metal-organic vapour-phase-epitaxy, photolithography and reactive ion etching. It has been optically characterized and all its performance parameters have been estimated. InP waveguide loss low as 0.45 dB/cm has been measured, leading to a potential shot noise limited resolution of 10 °/h for a new angular velocity sensor.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2800) Fiber optics and optical communications : Gyroscopes
(130.0130) Integrated optics : Integrated optics
(130.3120) Integrated optics : Integrated optics devices
(130.6010) Integrated optics : Sensors
(140.3370) Lasers and laser optics : Laser gyroscopes
(230.5750) Optical devices : Resonators

ToC Category:
Integrated Optics

History
Original Manuscript: October 16, 2012
Revised Manuscript: December 21, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: December 21, 2012
Published: January 7, 2013

Citation
Caterina Ciminelli, Francesco Dell'Olio, Mario N. Armenise, Francisco M. Soares, and Wolfgang Passenberg, "High performance InP ring resonator for new generation monolithically integrated optical gyroscopes," Opt. Express 21, 556-564 (2013)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-21-1-556


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