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Title: Methods and devices for maintaining a resonant wavelength of a photonic microresonator

Abstract

A photonic microresonator incorporates a localized heater element within a section of an optical bus waveguide that is in proximity to the resonator structure. The application of an adjustable control voltage to the heater element provides a localized change in the refractive index value of the bus waveguide, compensating for temperature-induced wavelength drift and maintaining a stabilized value of the microresonator's resonant wavelength.

Inventors:
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Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Sandia National Lab. (SNL-NM), Albuquerque, NM (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1193370
Patent Number(s):
9,081,135
Application Number:
14/011,498
Assignee:
Sandia Corporation (Albuquerque, NM)
DOE Contract Number:  
AC04-94AL85000
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 2013 Aug 27
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
71 CLASSICAL AND QUANTUM MECHANICS, GENERAL PHYSICS; 36 MATERIALS SCIENCE

Citation Formats

Jones, Adam, and Zortman, William A. Methods and devices for maintaining a resonant wavelength of a photonic microresonator. United States: N. p., 2015. Web.
Jones, Adam, & Zortman, William A. Methods and devices for maintaining a resonant wavelength of a photonic microresonator. United States.
Jones, Adam, and Zortman, William A. Tue . "Methods and devices for maintaining a resonant wavelength of a photonic microresonator". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1193370.
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Characteristics of Microring Resonators With Waveguide-Resonator Coupling Modulation
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