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Opt Lett. 2006 Sep 15;31(18):2701-3.

Transmission of high-data-rate optical signals through a micrometer-scale silicon ring resonator.

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Department of Electrical Engineering, Columbia University, NY 10027, USA. bennlee@ee.columbia.edu

Abstract

The effects of a micrometer-scale silicon ring resonator with a FWHM of 0.078 nm (9.6 GHz) on a nonreturn to zero amplitude-modulated optical signal with a modulation rate of 10 Gbps are experimentally investigated. By transmitting the optical signal through the device, significant spectral distortion and side band attenuation is introduced, as characterized by amplitude Bode plots, and a power penalty of 0.8 dB is observed. Carrier wavelengths within the transmission resonance, but detuned from the center wavelength, are investigated as well. Numerical simulations further support the experimental results.

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