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Investigation of thermo-optic effect in SOI waveguide arrays
Author(s): Francesca Magno; Francesco De Leonardis; Vittorio M. N. Passaro
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Paper Abstract

A theoretical investigation of thermo-optic effect in silicon-on-insulator rib waveguide arrays is presented. Two types of array arrangements are described, with the aim to find the configuration in which the heat is efficiently guided from the heater through the waveguide core without noticeably affecting the other adjacent waveguides. One of these array designs provides excellent thermal and optical separation between waveguides and efficient heat flow, allowing smaller switching power and faster response to be simultaneously achieved. Good thermal isolation for closely spaced SOI waveguide structures is very promising for the realization of dense photonic integrated circuits.

Paper Details

Date Published: 20 April 2006
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 6183, Integrated Optics, Silicon Photonics, and Photonic Integrated Circuits, 61831V (20 April 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.664035
Show Author Affiliations
Francesca Magno, Politecnico di Bari (Italy)
Francesco De Leonardis, Politecnico di Bari (Italy)
Vittorio M. N. Passaro, Politecnico di Bari (Italy)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6183:
Integrated Optics, Silicon Photonics, and Photonic Integrated Circuits
Giancarlo C. Righini, Editor(s)

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