28 November 2011 CMOS-compatible thermal compensator based on a modified Mach-Zehnder interferometer
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Proceedings Volume 8308, Optoelectronic Materials and Devices VI; 83081L (2011) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.905556
Event: SPIE/OSA/IEEE Asia Communications and Photonics, 2011, Shanghai, China
Abstract
A novel CMOS-compatible thermal compensator which can compensate most of silicon photonic integrated devices with the positive thermal-optical effect was demonstrated using a modified asymmetric Mach-Zender-Interferometer. Furthermore, an athermal waveguide was designed using the demonstrated thermal compensator to compensate the conventional waveguide with the positive thermal-optical effect. Based on simulations, the temperature dependence of the athermal compensated waveguide is stable within the temperature range of 25-52 °C and the temperature range can be largely extended through optimizing the structure of the thermal compensator. In addition, the different length of conventional waveguide can be compensated by adjusting some parameters.
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Qifeng Long, Qifeng Long, Huaxiang Yi, Huaxiang Yi, Xingjun Wang, Xingjun Wang, Zhiping Zhou, Zhiping Zhou, } "CMOS-compatible thermal compensator based on a modified Mach-Zehnder interferometer", Proc. SPIE 8308, Optoelectronic Materials and Devices VI, 83081L (28 November 2011); doi: 10.1117/12.905556; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.905556
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