Abstract

High-quality-factor optical ring resonators have recently been fabricated in thin silicon-on-insulator (SOI). Practical applications of such devices will require careful tuning of the precise location of the resonance peaks. In particular, one often wants to maximize the resonance shift due to the presence of an active component and minimize the resonance shift due to temperature changes. This paper presents a semianalytic formalism that allows the prediction of such resonance shifts from the waveguide geometry. This paper also presents the results of experiments that show the tuning behavior of several ring resonators and find that the proposed semianalytic formalism agrees with the observed behavior.

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T. Baehr-Jones, M. Hochberg, C. Walker and A. Scherer, "High-Q resonators in thin Silicon-on-Insulator", Appl. Phys. Lett., vol. 85, no. 16, pp. 3346-3347, Oct. 2004.

L. R. Dalton, B. H. Robinson, A. K. Y. Jen, W. H. Steier and R. Nielsen, "Systematic development of high bandwidth, low drive voltage organic electro-optic devices and their applications", Opt. Mater., vol. 21, pp. 19-28, Jan. 2003.

J. D. Joannopoulos, R. D. Meade and J. N. Winn, Photonic Crystals, Princeton, NJ: Princeton Univ. Press, 1995.

D. Rafizadeh, J. P. Zhang, R. C. Tiberio and S. T. Ho, "Propagation loss measurements in semiconductor microcavity ring and disk resonators", J. Lightw. Technol., vol. 16, no. 7, pp. 1308-1314, Jul. 1998.

A. Wolfe and G. Zissis, The Infrared Handbook, Ann Arbor, MI: Environmental Research Institute of Michigan, 1989.

R. Sosran, Properties of Silica, New York: American Chemical Soc., 1927.

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