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Title: Resonant optical device with a microheater

A resonant photonic device is provided. The device comprises an optical waveguiding element, such as an optical resonator, that includes a diode junction region, two signal terminals configured to apply a bias voltage across the junction region, and a heater laterally separated from the optical waveguiding element. A semiconductor electrical barrier element is juxtaposed to the heater. A metallic strip is electrically and thermally connected at one end to a signal terminal of the optical waveguiding element and thermally connected at another end to the barrier element.
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Sandia Corporation SNL-A
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Patent File Date: 2014 Apr 23
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Sandia National Lab. (SNL-NM), Albuquerque, NM (United States)
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United States

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