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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 38, Iss. 7 — Apr. 1, 2013
  • pp: 1122–1124

Suspended Si ring resonator for mid-IR application

Yang Xia, Ciyuan Qiu, Xuezhi Zhang, Weilu Gao, Jie Shu, and Qianfan Xu  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 38, Issue 7, pp. 1122-1124 (2013)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.38.001122


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Abstract

In this Letter we fabricate and characterize suspended silicon (Si) waveguides and ring resonators for mid-infrared wavelength range. Both tunable laser and thermal tuning are used to cover wavelength ranges near 5.2 and 3.4 μm. The loaded quality factors are estimated at 2700 at 5.2 μm and 7900 at 3.4 μm. Heat induced spectrum distortion is observed. Absorption loss is analyzed based on the spectrum distortion, simulation, and all-optical modulation. It is shown that main loss comes from scattering at surface and should be possible to reduce by improving fabrication process.

© 2013 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(130.3060) Integrated optics : Infrared
(130.3120) Integrated optics : Integrated optics devices
(130.3990) Integrated optics : Micro-optical devices

ToC Category:
Integrated Optics

History
Original Manuscript: January 21, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: February 12, 2013
Published: March 26, 2013

Citation
Yang Xia, Ciyuan Qiu, Xuezhi Zhang, Weilu Gao, Jie Shu, and Qianfan Xu, "Suspended Si ring resonator for mid-IR application," Opt. Lett. 38, 1122-1124 (2013)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-38-7-1122


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