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  • Editor: Anthony J. Campillo
  • Vol. 32, Iss. 22 — Nov. 15, 2007
  • pp: 3361–3363

Compact bandwidth-tunable microring resonators

Long Chen, Nicolás Sherwood-Droz, and Michal Lipson  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 32, Issue 22, pp. 3361-3363 (2007)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.32.003361


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Abstract

Using interferometric couplers and thermal tuning, we demonstrate a novel design of compact microring resonators on silicon-on-insulator platform with tunable bandwidth from 0.1 to 0.7 nm . The structures present an extinction ratio higher than 23 dB and a footprint of less than 0.001 mm 2 , which are suitable for integrated optical signal processing such as reconfigurable filtering and routing.

© 2007 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(130.7408) Integrated optics : Wavelength filtering devices
(130.3990) Integrated optics : Micro-optical devices

ToC Category:
Integrated Optics

History
Original Manuscript: September 7, 2007
Revised Manuscript: October 18, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: October 24, 2007
Published: November 14, 2007

Citation
Long Chen, Nicolás Sherwood-Droz, and Michal Lipson, "Compact bandwidth-tunable microring resonators," Opt. Lett. 32, 3361-3363 (2007)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-32-22-3361


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