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  • Editor: Xi-Cheng Zhang
  • Vol. 39, Iss. 1 — Jan. 1, 2014
  • pp: 84–87

Electrical tuning and switching of an optical frequency comb generated in aluminum nitride microring resonators

Hojoong Jung, King Y. Fong, Chi Xiong, and Hong X. Tang  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 39, Issue 1, pp. 84-87 (2014)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.39.000084


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Abstract

Aluminum nitride (AlN) has been shown to possess both strong Kerr nonlinearity and electro-optic Pockels effect. By combining these two effects, here we demonstrate on-chip reversible on/off switching of the optical frequency comb generated by an AlN microring resonator. We optimize the design of gating electrodes and the underneath resonator structure to effectively apply an electric field without increasing the optical loss. The switching of the comb is monitored by measuring one of the frequency comb peaks while varying the electric field. The controlled comb electro-optic response is investigated for direct comparison with the transient thermal effect.

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OCIS Codes
(190.4360) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, devices
(190.4380) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, four-wave mixing
(190.4970) Nonlinear optics : Parametric oscillators and amplifiers
(250.4110) Optoelectronics : Modulators
(250.4390) Optoelectronics : Nonlinear optics, integrated optics

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

History
Original Manuscript: November 1, 2013
Revised Manuscript: November 22, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: November 23, 2013
Published: December 20, 2013

Citation
Hojoong Jung, King Y. Fong, Chi Xiong, and Hong X. Tang, "Electrical tuning and switching of an optical frequency comb generated in aluminum nitride microring resonators," Opt. Lett. 39, 84-87 (2014)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-39-1-84


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