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Polymeric Ring Resonator with Variable Extinction Ratio

소멸비가 가변되는 폴리머 링 레조네이터

  • Song, Ju-Han (Department of Electronic Engineering, Kwangwoon University) ;
  • Kim, Do-Hwan (Department of Electronic Engineering, Kwangwoon University) ;
  • Lee, Sang-Shin (Department of Electronic Engineering, Kwangwoon University)
  • Published : 2006.04.01

Abstract

A polymeric ring resonator with electrically variable extinction ratio at resonant wavelengths has been proposed and demonstrated. It consists of a ring waveguide coupled to a straight bus waveguide and a modulating electrode, which is formed in the outer cladding region outside of the ring. When electrical power is applied to the electrode, the refractive index of the polymers underneath the electrode is lowered to strengthen the confinement of the guided mode of the ring and thus the equivalent effective refractive index felt by the mode is decreased. Therefore, the propagation loss of the guided mode is reduced with the applied electrical power Consequently the extinction ratio at resonant wavelengths is varied by the electrical power. For the achieved results, the extinction ratio was changed by about 9 dB for the electrical power of 12 mW, when the propagation loss of the ring was reduced by 80 dB/cm.

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