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Silicon photonics characterization platform for gyroscopic devices
Author(s): Miguel Ángel Guillén-Torres; Maan Almarghalani; Elie H. Sarraf; Michael Caverley; Nicolas A. F. Jaeger; Edmond Cretu; Lukas Chrostowski
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Paper Abstract

Large-area silicon-on-insulator (SOI) ring resonators, to be used as optical gyroscopes, have been designed and fabricated using an e-beam process. To characterize the devices, an automated turntable stage with an embedded high resolution gyroscope has been built. Its large payload capacity allows for safe rotation of a temperature-controlled opto-mechanical setup. A field programmable gate array interface has been implemented for mechanical actuation and signal acquisition. Various rotation schemes have been implemented to characterize the apparatus and devices. The turntable exhibits a bandwidth of 0.54 Hz, and minimum and maximum repeatable angular rates of 27 and 74.3 degrees per second (dps), with a maximum associated angular rate noise level of 2 dps.

Paper Details

Date Published: 25 September 2014
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 9288, Photonics North 2014, 92880U (25 September 2014); doi: 10.1117/12.2075051
Show Author Affiliations
Miguel Ángel Guillén-Torres, The Univ. of British Columbia (Canada)
Maan Almarghalani, The Univ. of British Columbia (Canada)
Elie H. Sarraf, The Univ. of British Columbia (Canada)
Michael Caverley, The Univ. of British Columbia (Canada)
Nicolas A. F. Jaeger, The Univ. of British Columbia (Canada)
Edmond Cretu, The Univ. of British Columbia (Canada)
Lukas Chrostowski, The Univ. of British Columbia (Canada)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9288:
Photonics North 2014
Steve MacLean; David V. Plant, Editor(s)

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