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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 37, Iss. 12 — Jun. 15, 2012
  • pp: 2253–2255

Athermal silicon microring electro-optic modulator

Biswajeet Guha, Kyle Preston, and Michal Lipson  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 37, Issue 12, pp. 2253-2255 (2012)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.37.002253


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Abstract

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

OCIS Codes
(120.6780) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Temperature
(130.4110) Integrated optics : Modulators

ToC Category:
Integrated Optics

History
Original Manuscript: March 26, 2012
Revised Manuscript: April 17, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: April 17, 2012
Published: June 6, 2012

Citation
Biswajeet Guha, Kyle Preston, and Michal Lipson, "Athermal silicon microring electro-optic modulator," Opt. Lett. 37, 2253-2255 (2012)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-37-12-2253


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