Abstract

A racetrack resonator with a high Q value (∼34,000) is demonstrated experimentally based on small SU-8 optical ridge waveguides, which were fabricated with an improved etchless process. Optical bistability is observed in the present racetrack resonator even with a low input optical power (5.6–7.3 mW), which is attributed to the significant thermal nonlinear optical effect due to the high Q value and the large negative thermo-optical coefficient of SU-8. Theoretical modeling for the optical bistability is also given, and it agrees well with the experimental result.

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Microsyst. Technol.

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O. Castany, K. Sathaye, A. Maalouf, M. Gadonna, I. Hardy, and L. Dupont, Opt. Commun. 290, 80 (2013).
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Opt. Express

Opt. Lett.

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[CrossRef]

Proc. SPIE

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