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Silicon-on-insulator guided-wave structures for thermo-optic switching applications
Author(s): Ivo Rendina; Giuseppe Cocorullo; Francesco G. Della Corte
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Paper Abstract

A theoretical study aimed at the optimum design of thermo- optic guided-wave switches realized in silicon-on-oxide technology is reported. The heat transfer processes occurring inside such devices are analyzed by means of a 3D finite element thermal simulator. In particular, in rib waveguiding structures, we demonstrate that the optimum values of the oxide layer thickness and of the outer rib height are a function of the heating pulse power used to drive the device. The theoretical results carried out are consistent with the experiments reported in literature.

Paper Details

Date Published: 25 April 1997
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 3007, Silicon-Based Monolithic and Hybrid Optoelectronic Devices, (25 April 1997); doi: 10.1117/12.273853
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Ivo Rendina, Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche (Italy)
Giuseppe Cocorullo, Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche (Italy)
Francesco G. Della Corte, Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche (Italy)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3007:
Silicon-Based Monolithic and Hybrid Optoelectronic Devices
Derek C. Houghton; Bahram Jalali, Editor(s)

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