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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 37, Iss. 4 — Feb. 15, 2012
  • pp: 590–592

Power insensitive silicon microring resonators

Lian-Wee Luo, Gustavo S. Wiederhecker, Kyle Preston, and Michal Lipson  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 37, Issue 4, pp. 590-592 (2012)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.37.000590


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Abstract

We demonstrate power insensitive silicon microring resonators without the need for active feedback control. The passive control of the resonance is achieved by utilizing the compensation of two counteracting processes, free carrier dispersion blueshift and thermo-optic redshift. In the fabricated devices, the resonant wavelength shifts less than one resonance linewidth for dropped power up to 335 μW, more than fivefold improvement in cavity energy handling capability compared to regular microrings.

© 2012 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(190.1450) Nonlinear optics : Bistability
(230.5750) Optical devices : Resonators

ToC Category:
Optical Devices

History
Original Manuscript: October 26, 2011
Revised Manuscript: December 22, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: December 22, 2011
Published: February 9, 2012

Citation
Lian-Wee Luo, Gustavo S. Wiederhecker, Kyle Preston, and Michal Lipson, "Power insensitive silicon microring resonators," Opt. Lett. 37, 590-592 (2012)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-37-4-590

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