We present a method for eliminating the temperature dependence of the resonance wavelength in high-Q silicon-based microdisk resonators by using a polymer cladding with a negative thermo-optic coefficient. Design requirements for athermal performance are derived based on theory and simulation, and their validity is experimentally verified.
© 2010 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: June 3, 2010
Revised Manuscript: September 17, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: September 19, 2010
Published: October 13, 2010
Payam Alipour, Ehsan Shah Hosseini, Ali Asghar Eftekhar, Babak Momeni, and Ali Adibi, "Athermal performance in high-Q polymer-clad silicon microdisk resonators," Opt. Lett. 35, 3462-3464 (2010)