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Polymer Microring Coupled-Resonator Optical Waveguides

Poon, Joyce K. S. and Zhu, Lin and DeRose, Guy A. and Yariv, Amnon (2006) Polymer Microring Coupled-Resonator Optical Waveguides. Journal of Lightwave Technology, 24 (4). pp. 1843-1849. ISSN 0733-8724.

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We present measurements of the transmission and dispersion properties of coupled-resonator optical waveguides (CROWs) consisting of weakly coupled polymer microring resonators. The fabrication and the measurement methods of the CROWs are discussed as well. The experimental results agree well with the theoretical loss, waveguide dispersion, group delay, group velocity, and group-velocity dispersion (GVD). The intrinsic quality factors of the microrings were about 1.5 times 10^4 to 1.8 times 10^4, and group delays greater than 100 ps were measured with a GVD between -70 and 100 ps/(nm x resonator). With clear and simple spectral responses and without a need for the tuning of the resonators, the polymer microring CROWs demonstrate the practicability of using a large number of microresonators to control the propagation of optical waves.

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Additional Information:© Copyright 2006 IEEE. Reprinted with permission Manuscript received October 14, 2005; revised January 13, 2006. [Posted online: 2006-04-10] This work was supported by a scholarship from Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada, Hughes Research Laboratories, The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, and the National Science Foundation. The authors would like to thank Prof. A. Scherer for the use of his fabrication facilities. J. Poon thanks Dr. Y. Huang, Dr. R. K. Lee, J. Choi, and Dr.W. M. J. Green for helpful discussions.
Subject Keywords:Microresonators, optical polymers, optical waveguides, periodic structures
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