Abstract

The effects of a micrometer-scale silicon ring resonator with a FWHM of 0.078nm (9.6GHz) on a nonreturn to zero amplitude-modulated optical signal with a modulation rate of 10Gbps are experimentally investigated. By transmitting the optical signal through the device, significant spectral distortion and sideband attenuation is introduced, as characterized by amplitude Bode plots, and a power penalty of 0.8dB is observed. Carrier wavelengths within the transmission resonance, but detuned from the center wavelength, are investigated as well. Numerical simulations further support the experimental results.

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Figures (3)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Modulation spectrum for a 10 Gbps amplitude-modulated optical signal encoded with random NRZ data, a Lorentzian shape with Q = 20,000 , and the experimental resonance spectrum obtained from the fabricated silicon microring (inset) with a 20 μ m diameter; waveguides have cross sections of 450 nm × 250 nm , and the gap is 180 nm .

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Experimental measurements (points) and numerical simulations (curves) for amplitude Bode plots at detuning values of 5 GHz ( 1564.21 nm ) , 0 GHz ( 1564.17 nm ) , and 3 GHz ( 1564.14 nm ) .

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Power penalty versus wavelength and detuning for experimental measurements (points) and numerical simulation (curve). The inset shows a single power penalty measurement, given as the difference between the two curves in decibel units.

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