Integrated Photonic Microwave Bandpass Filter Incorporating a Polymer Microring Resonator

폴리머 마이크로링 공진기를 이용한 광학적 마이크로웨이브 대역통과 필터

  • Chin, Won-Jun (Department of Electronic Engineering, Kwangwoon University) ;
  • Kim, Do-Hwan (Department of Electronic Engineering, Kwangwoon University) ;
  • Song, Ju-Han (Department of Electronic Engineering, Kwangwoon University) ;
  • Lee, Sang-Shin (Department of Electronic Engineering, Kwangwoon University)
  • Published : 2005.10.01


An integrated photonic microwave bandpass filter has been proposed and demonstrated incorporating a coherently coupled microring resonator in low-loss polymers. The proposed device may feature compact site, simple structure, tuning via the thermooptic and electrooptic effect, and flexible integration with other electrical and optical devices. The resonator was designed to have an extremely small bandwidth so that it could be used to selectively pass the optical signal carrying the microwave signal to attain efficient bandpass filtering. We made and tested two resonators with a single ring and double rings, and performed a theoretical fitting of their measured transfer curves to predict the performance of the microwave filters based on them precisely. It was found that as the number of the rings used for the resonator increases, the bandwidth gets smaller, the rolloff sharper, and the band rejection higher. Finally our filter exhibited the center frequency of 10GHz, the 3-dB bandwidth of 1.0GHz, the corresponding quality (Q) factor of 10, and the rejection outside of the passband of more than 25dB.


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