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A Micro-Processor-Based Feedback Stabilization Scheme for High-Q, Non-Linear Silicon Resonators


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Institute of Photonics, Department of Physics, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow G1 1RD, UK





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Academic Editor: Paolo Minzioni

Abstract Stabilization of silicon micro-resonators is a key requirement for their inclusion in larger photonic integrated circuits. In particular, thermal refractive index shift in non-linear applications can detune devices from their optimal working point. A cavity stabilization scheme using a micro-processor-based feedback control loop is presented based on a local thermal heater element on-chip. Using this method, a silicon π -phase shifted grating with a cavity Q-factor of 40k is demonstrated to operate over an ambient temperature detuning range of 40 ∘ C and injection wavelength range of 1.5 nm, nearly 3 orders of magnitude greater than the resonant cavity linewidth. View Full-Text

Keywords: silicon micro-resonators; Bragg gratings; non-linearities; stabilization silicon micro-resonators; Bragg gratings; non-linearities; stabilization





Author: Giuseppe Cantarella and Michael J. Strain *

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