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Microresonators as promising building blocks for VLSI photonics
Author(s): Alfred Driessen; Ronald Dekker; Mart B. J. Diemeer; Douwe H. Geuzebroek; Hugo J. W. M. Hoekstra; Edwin J. Klein; Arne Leinse
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Paper Abstract

In the last years much effort has been taken to arrive at optical integrated circuits with high complexity and advanced functionality. For this aim high index contrast structures are employed that allow for a large number of functional elements within a given chip area: VLSI photonics. It is shown that optical microresonators can be considered as promising basic building blocks for filtering, amplification, modulation, switching and sensing. Active functions can be obtained by monolithic integration or a hybrid approach using materials with thermo-, electro- and opto-optic properties and materials with optical gain. Examples are mainly taken from work at MESA+.

Paper Details

Date Published: 30 September 2005
PDF: 14 pages
Proc. SPIE 5956, Integrated Optics: Theory and Applications, 59560Q (30 September 2005); doi: 10.1117/12.627050
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Alfred Driessen, Univ. Twente (Netherlands)
Ronald Dekker, Univ. Twente (Netherlands)
Mart B. J. Diemeer, Univ. Twente (Netherlands)
Douwe H. Geuzebroek, Univ. Twente (Netherlands)
Hugo J. W. M. Hoekstra, Univ. Twente (Netherlands)
Edwin J. Klein, Univ. Twente (Netherlands)
Arne Leinse, Univ. Twente (Netherlands)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5956:
Integrated Optics: Theory and Applications
Tadeusz Pustelny; Paul V. Lambeck; Christophe Gorecki, Editor(s)

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