Abstract

We measured the transmission and group delay of microring coupled-resonator optical waveguides (CROWs). The CROWs consisted of 12 weakly coupled, microring resonators fabricated in optical polymers (PMMA on Cytop). The intrinsic quality factor of the resonators was 18,000 and the interresonator coupling was 1%, resulting in a delay of 110140ps and a slowing factor of 23–29 over a 17GHz bandwidth.

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[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

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N. Stefanou and A. Modinos, Phys. Rev. B 57, 12127 (1998).
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B. E. Little, S. T. Chu, P. P. Absil, J. V. Hryniewicz, F. G. Johnson, F. Seiferth, D. Gill, V. Van, O. King, and M. Trakalo, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 16, 2263 (2004).
[CrossRef]

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B. E. Little, S. T. Chu, P. P. Absil, J. V. Hryniewicz, F. G. Johnson, F. Seiferth, D. Gill, V. Van, O. King, and M. Trakalo, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 16, 2263 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Vuckovic, J.

H. Altug and J. Vuckovic, Appl. Phys. Lett. 86, 111102 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Weisbuch, C.

Xu, Y.

Yariv, A.

Zhao, J. H.

C. K. Madsen and J. H. Zhao, Optical Filter Design and Analysis: A Signal Processing Approach (Wiley, 1999).

Zhao, Y.-G.

Y.-G. Zhao, W.-K. Lu, Y. Ma, S.-S. Kim, and S. T. Ho, Appl. Phys. Lett. 77, 2961 (2000).
[CrossRef]

Appl. Phys. Lett.

T. D. Happ, M. Kamp, A. Forchel, J.-L. Gentner, and L. Goldstein, Appl. Phys. Lett. 82, 4 (2003).
[CrossRef]

H. Altug and J. Vuckovic, Appl. Phys. Lett. 86, 111102 (2005).
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Y.-G. Zhao, W.-K. Lu, Y. Ma, S.-S. Kim, and S. T. Ho, Appl. Phys. Lett. 77, 2961 (2000).
[CrossRef]

IEEE J. Quantum Electron.

G. Lenz, B. J. Eggleton, C. K. Madsen, and R. E. Slusher, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 37, 525 (2001).
[CrossRef]

IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett.

B. E. Little, S. T. Chu, P. P. Absil, J. V. Hryniewicz, F. G. Johnson, F. Seiferth, D. Gill, V. Van, O. King, and M. Trakalo, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 16, 2263 (2004).
[CrossRef]

J. Mod. Opt.

J. E. Heebner and R. W. Boyd, J. Mod. Opt. 49, 2629 (2002).
[CrossRef]

J. Opt. Soc. Am. B

Opt. Express

Opt. Lett.

Opt. Quantum Electron.

A. Melloni and F. Morichetti, Opt. Quantum Electron. 35, 365 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Phys. Rev. B

N. Stefanou and A. Modinos, Phys. Rev. B 57, 12127 (1998).
[CrossRef]

Other

C. K. Madsen and J. H. Zhao, Optical Filter Design and Analysis: A Signal Processing Approach (Wiley, 1999).

E.g., Toray Raytela plastic optical fibers.

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Figures (3)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

(a) Optical micrograph of a CROW consisting of 12 microring resonators fabricated in PMMA on Cytop. (b) Scanning electron micrograph of the coupling region of the microring resonators. The radius of the microrings is 60 μ m .

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Transmission spectrum through 12 microring resonators for TE-polarized light.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

(a) Normalized transmission amplitude and (b) group delay near 1551.16 nm through 12 microring resonators.

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S = c τ 2 N R ,
α res = α l π R κ = 2.8 dB ,

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