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  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 21, Iss. 12 — Jun. 17, 2013
  • pp: 14342–14350

Integrated thermal stabilization of a microring modulator

Kishore Padmaraju, Dylan F. Logan, Xiaoliang Zhu, Jason J. Ackert, Andrew P. Knights, and Keren Bergman  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 21, Issue 12, pp. 14342-14350 (2013)

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A defect-enhanced silicon photodiode and heater are integrated with and used to thermally stabilize a microring modulator. These optoelectronic components are interfaced with external control circuitry to create a closed-looped feedback system for thermally stabilizing the microring modulator. The thermal stabilization system enables the microring modulator to provide error-free 5-Gb/s modulation while being subjected to thermal fluctuations that would normally render it inoperable.

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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: March 14, 2013
Revised Manuscript: May 20, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: May 30, 2013
Published: June 10, 2013

Kishore Padmaraju, Dylan F. Logan, Xiaoliang Zhu, Jason J. Ackert, Andrew P. Knights, and Keren Bergman, "Integrated thermal stabilization of a microring modulator," Opt. Express 21, 14342-14350 (2013)

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