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Title: Reconfigurable optical-to-optical frequency conversion method and apparatus

Abstract

A photonic device is provided for impressing a modulation pattern on an optical carrier. The device includes a unit in which a photodetector and an optical microresonator are monolithically integrated. The device further includes an optical waveguide evanescently coupled to the optical microresonator and having at least an upstream portion configured to carry at least one optical carrier toward the microresonator. The optical microresonator is tunable so as to resonate with the optical carrier frequency. The optical microresonator and the photodetector are mutually coupled such that in operation, charge carriers photogenerated in the photodetector are injected into the microresonator, where the photocurrent changes the resonant conditions. In some embodiments the device is operable as an optical-to-optical frequency converter. In other embodiments the device is operable as an oscillator.

Inventors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Sandia National Lab. (SNL-NM), Albuquerque, NM (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1351822
Patent Number(s):
9,625,785
Application Number:
14/563,860
Assignee:
Sandia Corporation SNL-A
DOE Contract Number:  
AC04-94AL85000
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 2014 Dec 08
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
36 MATERIALS SCIENCE; 47 OTHER INSTRUMENTATION

Citation Formats

Zortman, William A., and Lentine, Anthony L.. Reconfigurable optical-to-optical frequency conversion method and apparatus. United States: N. p., 2017. Web.
Zortman, William A., & Lentine, Anthony L.. Reconfigurable optical-to-optical frequency conversion method and apparatus. United States.
Zortman, William A., and Lentine, Anthony L.. Tue . "Reconfigurable optical-to-optical frequency conversion method and apparatus". United States. doi:. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1351822.
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abstractNote = {A photonic device is provided for impressing a modulation pattern on an optical carrier. The device includes a unit in which a photodetector and an optical microresonator are monolithically integrated. The device further includes an optical waveguide evanescently coupled to the optical microresonator and having at least an upstream portion configured to carry at least one optical carrier toward the microresonator. The optical microresonator is tunable so as to resonate with the optical carrier frequency. The optical microresonator and the photodetector are mutually coupled such that in operation, charge carriers photogenerated in the photodetector are injected into the microresonator, where the photocurrent changes the resonant conditions. In some embodiments the device is operable as an optical-to-optical frequency converter. In other embodiments the device is operable as an oscillator.},
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year = {Tue Apr 18 00:00:00 EDT 2017},
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