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Title: Silicon photonic heater-modulator

Photonic modulators, methods of forming photonic modulators and methods of modulating an input optical signal are provided. A photonic modulator includes a disk resonator having a central axis extending along a thickness direction of the disk resonator. The disk resonator includes a modulator portion and a heater portion. The modulator portion extends in an arc around the central axis. A PN junction of the modulator portion is substantially normal to the central axis.
Inventors:
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Issue Date:
OSTI Identifier:
1193339
Assignee:
Sandia Corporation (Albuquerque, NM) SNL-A
Patent Number(s):
9,081,215
Application Number:
13/769,082
Contract Number:
AC04-94AL85000
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 2013 Feb 15
Research Org:
Sandia National Lab. (SNL-NM), Albuquerque, NM (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
97 MATHEMATICS AND COMPUTING; 32 ENERGY CONSERVATION, CONSUMPTION, AND UTILIZATION; 36 MATERIALS SCIENCE

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