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1 March 2011 Analysis of triangular ring resonator using microcavity SOI slot waveguides
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We have proposed and analyzed high sensitivity and high Q-factor triangular ring resonator (TRR) with a total internal reflection (TIR) mirror in silicon-on-insulator (SOI) -based slot waveguide. Different from the conventional integrated optical devices such as waveguide, bend, splitter, and filter, in which the light is guided in high-index medium by the total internal reflection, the slot waveguide confines the E-field in the low-index region by way of strong discontinuities at the interface between the low-index core and the high-index claddings. Because the waveguide using these characteristic has a lower effective index than high-index waveguide, the TRR have been achieved high sensitivity, in which the long evanescent fields on a TIR mirror. Optical quality factor of up to 9.461x102 is calculated in such filters, and the sensitivity of the resonance shift for changing the refractive index of 1x10-4 at the incidence angle of 34.11° has been identified as high as 1.02x105 nm/RIU.
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Tae-Kyeong Lee, Hong-Seung Kim, Geum-Yoon Oh, and Young-Wan Choi "Analysis of triangular ring resonator using microcavity SOI slot waveguides", Proc. SPIE 7946, Photonic and Phononic Properties of Engineered Nanostructures, 794623 (1 March 2011); https://doi.org/10.1117/12.874584
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