Abstract

We demonstrate record performance of series-coupled silicon racetrack resonators exhibiting the Vernier effect. Our device has an interstitial peak suppression (IPS) of 25.5 dB, which is 14.5 dB larger than previously reported results. We also demonstrate the relationship between the inter-ring gap distance and the IPS as well as the 3 dB bandwidth (BW) both theoretically and experimentally. Namely, we show that as the inter-ring gap distance increases, the IPS increases and the 3 dB BW decreases.

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M. Mancinelli, R. Guider, P. Bettotti, M. Masi, M. R. Vanacharla, J. Fedeli, D. V. Thourhout, and L. Pavesi, J. Nanophoton. 5, 051705 (2011).
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Baehr-Jones, T.

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M. Mancinelli, R. Guider, P. Bettotti, M. Masi, M. R. Vanacharla, J. Fedeli, D. V. Thourhout, and L. Pavesi, J. Nanophoton. 5, 051705 (2011).
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Fegadolli, W. S.

Frateschi, N.

Guider, R.

M. Mancinelli, R. Guider, P. Bettotti, M. Masi, M. R. Vanacharla, J. Fedeli, D. V. Thourhout, and L. Pavesi, J. Nanophoton. 5, 051705 (2011).
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He, L.

R. J. Bojko, J. Li, L. He, T. Baehr-Jones, M. Hochberg, and Y. Aida, J. Vac. Sci. Technol. B 29, 06F309 (2011).
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Hochberg, M.

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[CrossRef]

Mancinelli, M.

M. Mancinelli, R. Guider, P. Bettotti, M. Masi, M. R. Vanacharla, J. Fedeli, D. V. Thourhout, and L. Pavesi, J. Nanophoton. 5, 051705 (2011).
[CrossRef]

Mashanovich, G.

Masi, M.

M. Mancinelli, R. Guider, P. Bettotti, M. Masi, M. R. Vanacharla, J. Fedeli, D. V. Thourhout, and L. Pavesi, J. Nanophoton. 5, 051705 (2011).
[CrossRef]

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Oliveira, J. E. B.

Panepucci, R. R.

Passaro, V. M. N.

Pavesi, L.

M. Mancinelli, R. Guider, P. Bettotti, M. Masi, M. R. Vanacharla, J. Fedeli, D. V. Thourhout, and L. Pavesi, J. Nanophoton. 5, 051705 (2011).
[CrossRef]

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Rouger, N.

Saeung, P.

C. Chaichuay, P. P. Yupapin, and P. Saeung, Opt. Appl. 39, 175 (2009).

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O. Schwelb, Opt. Commun. 271, 424 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Thourhout, D. V.

M. Mancinelli, R. Guider, P. Bettotti, M. Masi, M. R. Vanacharla, J. Fedeli, D. V. Thourhout, and L. Pavesi, J. Nanophoton. 5, 051705 (2011).
[CrossRef]

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Vafaei, R.

Valini, F.

Vanacharla, M. R.

M. Mancinelli, R. Guider, P. Bettotti, M. Masi, M. R. Vanacharla, J. Fedeli, D. V. Thourhout, and L. Pavesi, J. Nanophoton. 5, 051705 (2011).
[CrossRef]

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Wang, X.

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C. Chaichuay, P. P. Yupapin, and P. Saeung, Opt. Appl. 39, 175 (2009).

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J. Lightwave Technol.

J. Nanophoton.

M. Mancinelli, R. Guider, P. Bettotti, M. Masi, M. R. Vanacharla, J. Fedeli, D. V. Thourhout, and L. Pavesi, J. Nanophoton. 5, 051705 (2011).
[CrossRef]

J. Vac. Sci. Technol. B

R. J. Bojko, J. Li, L. He, T. Baehr-Jones, M. Hochberg, and Y. Aida, J. Vac. Sci. Technol. B 29, 06F309 (2011).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Appl.

C. Chaichuay, P. P. Yupapin, and P. Saeung, Opt. Appl. 39, 175 (2009).

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O. Schwelb, Opt. Commun. 271, 424 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Express

Other

R. Boeck, N. A. F. Jaeger, and L. Chrostowski, 2010 International Conference on Optical MEMS and Nanophotonics (OPT MEMS) (IEEE, 2010).

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Figures (3)

Fig. 1.
Fig. 1.

Series-coupled racetrack resonator diagram.

Fig. 2.
Fig. 2.

Drop-port response for series-coupled racetrack resonator exhibiting the Vernier effect for inter-ring gap distances of 300, 400, and 530 nm, for (a) theoretical model prediction and (b) calibrated experimental results.

Fig. 3.
Fig. 3.

Experimental (blue circle, for bus-to-ring, b-r, gap distance of 210 nm) and theoretical (curves, bus-to-ring gap distances of 150, 180, 210, and 240 nm) versus inter-ring gap distance for (a) IPS, (b) 3 dB BW, and (c) drop-port insertion loss. Note that two identical devices with an inter-ring gap of 450 nm were fabricated, and included in these plots, and have very similar performance.

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