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Broadband athermal waveguides and devices for datacom and telecom applications
Author(s): Liuqing He; Yuhao Guo; Zhaohong Han; Kazumi Wada; Lionel C. Kimerling; Jurgen Michel; Anuradha M. Agarwal; Guifang Li; Lin Zhang
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Paper Abstract

The high temperature sensitivity of silicon material limits the applications of silicon-based micro-ring resonators in integrated photonics. To realize a low but broadband temperature-dependence-wavelength-shift (TDWS) micro-ring resonator, designing a broadband athermal waveguide becomes a significant task. In this work, we propose a broadband athermal waveguide which shows a low effective thermos-optical coefficient (TOC) of ±1×10-6/K at 1400 nm to 1700 nm. The proposed waveguide shows low-loss performance of 0.01 dB/cm and stable broadband-athermal ability when it’s applied in micro-ring resonators, and the optical loss of micro-ring resonator with a radius of 100 μm using this waveguide is 0.02 dB/cm.

Paper Details

Date Published: 22 February 2018
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 10537, Silicon Photonics XIII, 105371S (22 February 2018); doi: 10.1117/12.2291292
Show Author Affiliations
Liuqing He, Tianjin Univ. (China)
Yuhao Guo, Tianjin Univ. (China)
Zhaohong Han, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (United States)
Kazumi Wada, The Univ. of Tokyo (Japan)
Lionel C. Kimerling, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (United States)
Jurgen Michel, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (United States)
Anuradha M. Agarwal, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (United States)
Guifang Li, Tianjin Univ. (China)
CREOL, The College of Optics and Photonics, Univ. of Central Florida (United States)
Lin Zhang, Tianjin Univ. (China)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10537:
Silicon Photonics XIII
Graham T. Reed; Andrew P. Knights, Editor(s)

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