Direct Thermo-Optical Tuning of Silicon Microresonators for the Mid-Infrared
Journal Article - Open Access
Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Science Cambridge United States
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We use light from a visible laser diode to directly tune silicon-on-chip microresonators by thermo-optical effect. We show that this direct tuning is local, noninvasive and has a much smaller time constant than global temperature tuning methods. Such an approach could prove to be highly effective for Kerr comb generation in microresonators pumped by quantum cascade lasers, which cannot be easily tuned to achieve comb generation and soliton-mode locked states.
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