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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 33, Iss. 17 — Sep. 1, 2008
  • pp: 1978–1980

Embedded ring resonators for microphotonic applications

Lin Zhang, Muping Song, Teng Wu, Lianggang Zou, Raymond G. Beausoleil, and Alan E. Willner  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 33, Issue 17, pp. 1978-1980 (2008)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.33.001978


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Abstract

We propose a new type of optical resonator that consists of embedded ring resonators (ERRs). The resonators exhibit unique amplitude and phase characteristics and allow designing compact filters, modulators, and delay elements. A basic configuration of the ERRs with two rings coupled in a point-to-point manner is discussed under two operating conditions. An ERR-based microring modulator shows a high operation speed up to 30 GHz . ERRs with distributed coupling are briefly described as well.

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OCIS Codes
(130.3120) Integrated optics : Integrated optics devices
(230.3990) Optical devices : Micro-optical devices
(230.5750) Optical devices : Resonators

ToC Category:
Optical Devices

History
Original Manuscript: June 12, 2008
Revised Manuscript: July 23, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: July 25, 2008
Published: August 25, 2008

Citation
Lin Zhang, Muping Song, Teng Wu, Lianggang Zou, Raymond G. Beausoleil, and Alan E. Willner, "Embedded ring resonators for microphotonic applications," Opt. Lett. 33, 1978-1980 (2008)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-33-17-1978


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