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Opt Express. 2008 Sep 29;16(20):15958-63.

Accurate frequency alignment in fabrication of high-order microring-resonator filters.

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  • 1Research Laboratory of Electronics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 77 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02139, USA. sunjie@mit.edu

Abstract

Frequency mismatch in high-order microring-resonator filters is investigated. We demonstrate that this frequency mismatch is caused mainly by the intrafield distortion of scanning-electron-beam-lithography (SEBL) used in fabrication. The intrafield distortion of an SEBL system is measured, and a simple method is also proposed to correct this distortion. By applying this correction method, the average frequency mismatch in second-order microring-resonator filters was reduced from -8.6 GHz to 0.28 GHz.

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