15 May 2018 Compact silicon-on-insulator asymmetric embedded dual microring resonators for sensing
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Abstract
A silicon microresonator consisting of an asymmetric embedded dual microring (EDMR) with a U-bend feedback coupled waveguide (FCW) is proposed and investigated for possible applications in sensing. A Fano resonance originates from the optical interference between the EDMR and racetrack-like resonator (RTR) in the proposed device. The interference between a high-Q EDMR cavity and a low-Q RTR cavity can increase the extinction ratio (ER) of Fano spectrum. The slope of Fano resonance can be well tuned by changing loss factor β of FCW. We can see the periodic spectrum transits from Lorentz profile to Fano profile by changing optical path length L of FCW. The maximum ER of Fano resonance is as high as −45  dB. Our sensor exhibits sensitivity of 1.2  ×  104  dB  /  nm, and a minimum detection limit of 2  ×  10  −  7  RIU. Moreover, for such a structure, the fabrication is simple and CMOS compatible. The sensor’s performance is simulated for ethylene glycol (C2H6O2) solution. The microcavity with optimized geometric structures presented provides the potential for ultracompact sensing applications.
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Chaoying Zhao, Lei Zhang, Jiaxiao Liao, "Compact silicon-on-insulator asymmetric embedded dual microring resonators for sensing," Optical Engineering 57(5), 056106 (15 May 2018). https://doi.org/10.1117/1.OE.57.5.056106 Submission: Received 20 October 2017; Accepted 1 May 2018
Submission: Received 20 October 2017; Accepted 1 May 2018
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