Small size ring resonators with ring diameter of 2 mm are fabricated using silicon nitride waveguides on silicon. The small diameter of the ring allows a large free spectral range of 26 GHz. Doped polysilicon is used as thermo-optic heating element to temperature tune and ring resonator. A poly-Si resistor is used for the first time as a thermistor to measure the waveguide temperature. The temperature coefficient of the poly-Si thermistor is measured to be 9.5 X 10-4/°C. The finesse of the ring resonator is 68 and the contrast 46%. The propagation loss of the silicon nitride rib waveguide is 0.1 dB/cm at 1312 nm. The temperature coefficient of the optical path length of the waveguide is 1.5 X 10-5/°C.
|Series||Proceedings of SPIE|
|Conference||Functional Photonic and Fiber Devices|
|Period||30/01/96 → 1/02/96|