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  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 22, Iss. 3 — Feb. 10, 2014
  • pp: 3098–3104

Ultra-sensitive chip-based photonic temperature sensor using ring resonator structures

Haitan Xu, Mohammad Hafezi, J. Fan, J. M. Taylor, G. F. Strouse, and Zeeshan Ahmed  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 22, Issue 3, pp. 3098-3104 (2014)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.22.003098


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Abstract

Resistance thermometry provides a time-tested method for taking temperature measurements. However, fundamental limits to resistance-based approaches has produced considerable interest in developing photonic temperature sensors to leverage advances in frequency metrology and to achieve greater mechanical and environmental stability. Here we show that silicon-based optical ring resonator devices can resolve temperature differences of 1 mK using the traditional wavelength scanning methodology. An even lower noise floor of 80 μK for measuring temperature difference is achieved in the side-of-fringe, constant power mode measurement.

© 2014 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(000.0000) General : General
(000.2700) General : General science

ToC Category:
Sensors

History
Original Manuscript: December 5, 2013
Revised Manuscript: January 10, 2014
Manuscript Accepted: January 19, 2014
Published: February 3, 2014

Citation
Haitan Xu, Mohammad Hafezi, J. Fan, J. M. Taylor, G. F. Strouse, and Zeeshan Ahmed, "Ultra-sensitive chip-based photonic temperature sensor using ring resonator structures," Opt. Express 22, 3098-3104 (2014)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-22-3-3098


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