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  • Vol. 29, Iss. 22 — Nov. 15, 2004
  • pp: 2584–2586

Wide-range tuning of polymer microring resonators by the photobleaching of CLD-1 chromophores

Joyce K. S. Poon, Yanyi Huang, George T. Paloczi, Amnon Yariv, Cheng Zhang, and Larry R. Dalton  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 29, Issue 22, pp. 2584-2586 (2004)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.29.002584


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Abstract

We present a simple and effective method for the postfabrication trimming of optical microresonators. We photobleach CLD-1 chromophores to tune the resonance wavelengths of polymer microring resonator optical notch filters. A maximum wavelength shift of -8.73 nm is observed. The resonators are fabricated with a soft-lithography molding technique and have an intrinsic Q value of 2.6×104 and a finesse of 9.3. The maximum extinction ratio of the resonator filters is -34 dB, indicating that the critical coupling condition has been satisfied.

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OCIS Codes
(130.2790) Integrated optics : Guided waves
(160.5470) Materials : Polymers
(230.5750) Optical devices : Resonators

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Joyce K. S. Poon, Yanyi Huang, George T. Paloczi, Amnon Yariv, Cheng Zhang, and Larry R. Dalton, "Wide-range tuning of polymer microring resonators by the photobleaching of CLD-1 chromophores," Opt. Lett. 29, 2584-2586 (2004)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-29-22-2584


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