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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 34, Iss. 5 — Mar. 1, 2009
  • pp: 599–601

Temperature-independent silicon waveguide optical filter

Mutsunori Uenuma and Teruaki Motooka  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 34, Issue 5, pp. 599-601 (2009)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.34.000599


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Abstract

We have proposed a new design for temperature-independent silicon optical filters utilizing a combination of wide and narrow waveguides. The waveguide structure was optimized to minimize the spectral shift of the filter owing to the environmental temperature change. Based on this new waveguide design, we fabricated Mach–Zehnder interferometer optical filters on silicon-on-insulator substrates. The measured spectrum showed substantially small temperature dependence being in good agreement with the theoretical estimation.

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OCIS Codes
(130.3120) Integrated optics : Integrated optics devices
(230.7370) Optical devices : Waveguides
(130.7408) Integrated optics : Wavelength filtering devices

ToC Category:
Integrated Optics

History
Original Manuscript: November 7, 2008
Revised Manuscript: December 25, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: December 31, 2008
Published: February 23, 2009

Citation
Mutsunori Uenuma and Teruaki Motooka, "Temperature-independent silicon waveguide optical filter," Opt. Lett. 34, 599-601 (2009)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-34-5-599


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