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Title: Wavelength-tunable optical ring resonators

Abstract

Optical ring resonator devices are disclosed that can be used for optical filtering, modulation or switching, or for use as photodetectors or sensors. These devices can be formed as microdisk ring resonators, or as open-ring resonators with an optical waveguide having a width that varies adiabatically. Electrical and mechanical connections to the open-ring resonators are made near a maximum width of the optical waveguide to minimize losses and thereby provide a high resonator Q. The ring resonators can be tuned using an integral electrical heater, or an integral semiconductor junction.

Inventors:
 [1];  [1];  [1];  [1]
  1. Albuquerque, NM
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Sandia National Laboratories
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1021901
Patent Number(s):
7,983,517
Application Number:
12/248,679
Assignee:
Sandia Corporation (Albuquerque, NM) SSO
DOE Contract Number:  
AC04-94AL85000
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
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Citation Formats

Watts, Michael R, Trotter, Douglas C, Young, Ralph W, and Nielson, Gregory N. Wavelength-tunable optical ring resonators. United States: N. p., 2011. Web.
Watts, Michael R, Trotter, Douglas C, Young, Ralph W, & Nielson, Gregory N. Wavelength-tunable optical ring resonators. United States.
Watts, Michael R, Trotter, Douglas C, Young, Ralph W, and Nielson, Gregory N. Tue . "Wavelength-tunable optical ring resonators". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1021901.
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abstractNote = {Optical ring resonator devices are disclosed that can be used for optical filtering, modulation or switching, or for use as photodetectors or sensors. These devices can be formed as microdisk ring resonators, or as open-ring resonators with an optical waveguide having a width that varies adiabatically. Electrical and mechanical connections to the open-ring resonators are made near a maximum width of the optical waveguide to minimize losses and thereby provide a high resonator Q. The ring resonators can be tuned using an integral electrical heater, or an integral semiconductor junction.},
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place = {United States},
year = {Tue Jul 19 00:00:00 EDT 2011},
month = {Tue Jul 19 00:00:00 EDT 2011}
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