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Advanced coupled-micro-resonator architectures for dispersion and spectral engineering applications
Author(s): Vien Van
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Paper Abstract

We report recent progress in the design and fabrication of coupled optical micro-resonators and their applications in realizing compact OEIC devices for optical spectral engineering. By leveraging synthesis techniques for analog and digital electrical circuits, advanced coupled-microring device architectures can be realized with the complexity and functionality approaching that of state-of-the-art microwave filters. In addition, the traveling wave nature of microring resonators can be exploited to realize novel devices not possible with standing wave resonators. Applications of coupledmicro- resonator devices in realizing complex optical transfer functions for amplitude, phase and group delay engineering will be presented. Progress in the practical implementation of these devices in the Silicon-on-Insulator OEIC platform will be highlighted along with the challenges and potential for constructing very high order optical filters using coupledmicroring architectures.

Paper Details

Date Published: 10 February 2009
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 7219, Optoelectronic Integrated Circuits XI, 721906 (10 February 2009); doi: 10.1117/12.811182
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Vien Van, Univ. of Alberta (Canada)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7219:
Optoelectronic Integrated Circuits XI
Louay A. Eldada; El-Hang Lee, Editor(s)

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