We demonstrate a new class of passively temperature stabilized resonant silicon electro-optic modulators. The modulators consist of a ring resonator coupled to a Mach–Zehnder interferometer with tailored thermal properties. We demonstrate 2 GHz continuous modulation over a temperature range of 35 °C and describe the scalability and design rules for such a device.
© 2012 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: March 26, 2012
Revised Manuscript: April 17, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: April 17, 2012
Published: June 6, 2012
Biswajeet Guha, Kyle Preston, and Michal Lipson, "Athermal silicon microring electro-optic modulator," Opt. Lett. 37, 2253-2255 (2012)