OSA's Digital Library

Optics Letters

Optics Letters

| RAPID, SHORT PUBLICATIONS ON THE LATEST IN OPTICAL DISCOVERIES

  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 33, Iss. 15 — Aug. 1, 2008
  • pp: 1644–1646

High-speed electro-optic control of the optical quality factor of a silicon microcavity

Sasikanth Manipatruni, Carl B. Poitras, Qianfan Xu, and Michal Lipson  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 33, Issue 15, pp. 1644-1646 (2008)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.33.001644


View Full Text Article

Enhanced HTML    Acrobat PDF (343 KB)





Browse Journals / Lookup Meetings

Browse by Journal and Year


   


Lookup Conference Papers

Close Browse Journals / Lookup Meetings

Article Tools

Share
Citations

Abstract

We demonstrate electro-optic ultrafast control of the optical quality factor of an on-chip silicon microcavity. The micrometer-sized cavity is formed by light confinement between two microring resonators acting as frequency selective mirrors. The ring resonators are integrated into p-i-n junctions enabling ultrafast injection and extraction of carriers. We show tuning of the cavity quality factor from 20,000 to 6,000 in under 100 ‚ÄČ ps . We demonstrate both high-Q to low-Q and low-Q to high-Q transitions.

© 2008 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(130.3120) Integrated optics : Integrated optics devices
(130.3130) Integrated optics : Integrated optics materials
(230.5750) Optical devices : Resonators

ToC Category:
Optical Devices

History
Original Manuscript: February 12, 2008
Revised Manuscript: April 28, 2008
Published: July 18, 2008

Citation
Sasikanth Manipatruni, Carl B. Poitras, Qianfan Xu, and Michal Lipson, "High-speed electro-optic control of the optical quality factor of a silicon microcavity," Opt. Lett. 33, 1644-1646 (2008)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-33-15-1644

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Citation lists with outbound citation links are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Log in to access OSA Member Subscription

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Cited by links are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Log in to access OSA Member Subscription

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Figure files are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Log in to access OSA Member Subscription

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Article level metrics are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Log in to access OSA Member Subscription

« Previous Article  |  Next Article »

OSA is a member of CrossRef.

CrossCheck Deposited