Integrated Optics

High-speed polymer/silicon on insulator ring resonator switch

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Michael Gad

University of Waterloo, Physics Department, 200 University Avenue West, Waterloo, Ontario N2L 3Z1 Canada

David Yevick

University of Waterloo, Physics Department, 200 University Avenue West, Waterloo, Ontario N2L 3Z1 Canada

Paul E. Jessop

McMaster University, Department of Engineering Physics, 1280 Main Street West, Hamilton, Ontario L8S 4L8 Canada

Opt. Eng. 47(9), 094601 (October 01, 2008). doi:10.1117/1.2978947
History: Received April 02, 2008; Revised July 10, 2008; Accepted July 18, 2008; Published October 01, 2008
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We design a high-speed tunable electro-optical (EO) polymer-clad silicon over insulator (SOI) racetrack resonator with a 80-μm length and 5-μm radius that exhibits a switching speed of 100GHz, a tuning voltage of 6.81V, and an extinction ratio of 109.55dB. This work employs high electro-optical coefficient polymers (r33=1000pmV), which are currently under development, to implement very high speed switches.

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Michael Gad ; David Yevick and Paul E. Jessop
"High-speed polymer/silicon on insulator ring resonator switch", Opt. Eng. 47(9), 094601 (October 01, 2008). ; http://dx.doi.org/10.1117/1.2978947


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