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  • Editor: Anthony J. Campillo
  • Vol. 32, Iss. 19 — Oct. 1, 2007
  • pp: 2777–2779

Electro-optically tunable microring resonators on lithium niobate

Tzyy-Jiann Wang, Chia-Hong Chu, and Che-Yung Lin  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 32, Issue 19, pp. 2777-2779 (2007)

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Electro-optical tuning of a microring resonator fabricated on lithium niobate ( LiNbO 3 ) is presented. The device structure, including microring resonator and couplers, is designed in detail and is produced by titanium diffusion on the wet-etched LiNbO 3 ridge surface. The resonance wavelengths for TM and TE polarizations can be tuned by electro-optic effect. The output characteristics of through port and drop port in the microring resonators are measured, and the effect of applied voltage on the shift of resonant wavelength is discussed. The presented microring resonators have the features of fast tuning speed, high material stability, bidirection wavelength shift, and no heating interference. Realization of such a microring resonator on LiNbO 3 makes the utilization of electro-optic tuning and nonlinear effects in the versatile photonic applications of microring resonators achievable.

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OCIS Codes
(060.1810) Fiber optics and optical communications : Buffers, couplers, routers, switches, and multiplexers
(130.3120) Integrated optics : Integrated optics devices
(130.3730) Integrated optics : Lithium niobate

ToC Category:
Integrated Optics

Original Manuscript: June 20, 2007
Revised Manuscript: August 17, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: August 18, 2007
Published: September 18, 2007

Tzyy-Jiann Wang, Chia-Hong Chu, and Che-Yung Lin, "Electro-optically tunable microring resonators on lithium niobate," Opt. Lett. 32, 2777-2779 (2007)

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