Accession Number:

ADA614180

Title:

Dispersion Engineering of High-Q Silicon Microresonators via Thermal Oxidation - Postprint

Descriptive Note:

Journal article

Corporate Author:

AIR FORCE RESEARCH LAB WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH SENSORS DIR

Report Date:

2014-03-12

Pagination or Media Count:

6.0

Abstract:

We propose and demonstrate a convenient and sensitive technique for precise engineering of group-velocity dispersion in high-Q silicon microresonators. By accurately controlling the surface-oxidation thickness of silicon microdisk resonators, we are able to precisely manage the zero-dispersion wavelength, while simultaneously further improving the high optical quality of our devices, with the optical Q close to a million. The demonstrated dispersion management allows us to achieve parametric generation with precisely engineerable emission wavelengths, which shows great potential for application in integrated silicon nonlinear and quantum photonics.

Subject Categories:

  • Solid State Physics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE