Mirror cavity MMI-coupled photonic wire resonator in SOI

DOIResolve DOI: http://doi.org/10.1117/12.779226
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Proceedings titlePhotonics North 2007 (Proceedings Volume)
Series titleProceedings of SPIE; Volume 6796
ConferencePhotonics North Conference, 4-7 June 2007, Ottawa, Canada
Article number67963N
AbstractWe propose a new waveguide resonator device with a mirror cavity and a multimode interference (MMI) coupler. We present simulation results for the silicon wire MMI coupler with suppressed reflections and its use as a coupling element in the resonator cavity, built on the silicon-on-insulator waveguide platform. Tapering structures used in the reflection suppression were optimized, and the wavelength dependency of a conventional MMI was compared to that of the MMI with reflection suppression. Two-mirror MMI coupled resonator was studied using finite difference time domain simulation by both pulse and continuous wave excitation. The optimal resonator has a very small footprint of 3 μm × 29.7 μm, with a quality factor of 774.
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AffiliationNational Research Council Canada; NRC Institute for Microstructural Sciences
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NPARC number12346228
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