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Design and Characterization of Microring Reflectors with a Waveguide Crossing

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Journal Article


Optics Letters, Volume 35, Issue 17, p.2901-2903 (2010)



We present a novel design of a wavelength-selective reflector using a microring resonator integrated with a low-loss, low-crosstalk waveguide crossing. Functioning as a reflective notch filter, it can be used for optical communications and for sensor applications. The device is simulated using the transfer-matrix method combined with a 2D finite-difference mode solver and is fabricated by a CMOS-compatible silicon-on-insulator technology. The measurement shows an extinction ratio greater than 25 dB and a resonance-wavelength temperature dependence of 0.09 nm/K.

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Photonics and Optics