1st Edition

Optical Microring Resonators
Theory, Techniques, and Applications




ISBN 9781466551244
Published December 13, 2016 by CRC Press
287 Pages 80 B/W Illustrations

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"a detailed, cognizant account of numerous crucial aspects of optical microring resonators" – Amr S. Helmy, Professor of Electrical & Computer Engineering, University of Toronto

"an excellent choice for gaining an insight into the vast potential of microring resonators" – Jalil Ali, Professor, Laser Center ISI-SIR, University of Technology, Malaysia

"a thorough treatment… appeal[s] to a wide range of audiences" – L. Jay Guo, Professor of Electrical Engineering & Computer Science, The University of Michigan

The field of microring resonator research has seen tremendous growth over the past decade, with microring resonators now becoming a ubiquitous element in integrated photonics technology. This book fills the need for a cohesive and comprehensive treatment of the subject, given its importance and the proliferation of new research in the field. The expert author has as an introductory guide for beginners as well as a reference source for more experienced researchers. This book aims to fulfill this need by providing a concise and detailed treatment of the fundamental concepts and theories that underpin the various applications. To appeal to as wide a readership as possible, major areas of applications of microring resonators will also be covered in depth.

 

Table of Contents

Elements of an optical microring resonator

Dielectric optical waveguides

The vectorial wave equations

The Effective Index Method and solutions of the 1D slab waveguide

Waveguide dispersion

Propagation loss

Optical modes in bent dielectric waveguides

Conformal transformation of bent waveguides

Resonant modes in microdisks and microrings

Full-vectorial analysis of bent waveguides

Coupling of waveguide modes in space

The coupled mode equations

Solution of the coupled mode equations

Fabrication of microring resonators

Summary

Analytical models of microring resonators

Resonance spectrum of an uncoupled microring resonator

Power coupling description of a microring resonator

The add-drop microring resonator

The all-pass microring resonator

Phase and group delay responses of a microring resonator

Energy coupling description of a microring resonator

Relationship between energy coupling and power coupling formalisms

Summary

Coupled microring optical filters

Periodic arrays of microring resonators

Periodic arrays of all-pass microring resonators

Periodic arrays of add-drop microring resonators

Arrays of serially coupled microring resonators

Transfer functions of coupled microring optical filters

Cascaded all-pass microring filters

Serially coupled microring filters

Energy coupling analysis of serially coupled microring filters

Energy coupling synthesis of serially coupled microring filters

Power coupling analysis of serially coupled microring filters

Power coupling synthesis of serially coupled microring filters

Parallel cascaded add-drop microring resonators

Parallel cascaded microring doublets

Two dimensional networks of coupled microring resonators

Energy coupling analysis of 2D CMR networks

Energy coupling synthesis of 2D CMR networks

Power coupling analysis of 2D CMR networks

Summary

Nonlinear optics applications of microring resonators

Nonlinearity in optical waveguides

Intensity-dependent nonlinearity

Free carrier induced nonlinear effects

Wave propagation in a nonlinear optical waveguide

Free carrier induced nonlinear effects in an optical waveguide

Four wave mixing in a nonlinear optical waveguide

Optical bistability and instability in a nonlinear microring resonator

Self phase modulation and enhanced nonlinearity in a microring resonator

Bistability and self pulsation in a microring resonator

Free carrier effects and self pulsation in a microring resonator

All-optical switching in a nonlinear microring resonator

Enhanced nonlinear switching in a microring resonator

Self switching of a pulse in a nonlinear microring resonator

Pump-and-probe switching in a nonlinear microring resonator

Four wave mixing in a nonlinear microring resonator

Summary

Active photonic applications of microring resonators

Mechanisms for tuning microring resonators

The thermo-optic effect

The electro-optic effect

Free carrier disperion

Dynamic response of a microring modulator

Dynamic energy coupling model of a microring modulator

Small-signal analysis

Large-signal response of a microring modulator

Summary

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Reviews

"This book provides a concise treatment of the theory, principle and techniques of microring resonator devices, and their applications in optical filters, sensors, laser, nonlinear optics, optomechanics and quantum optics. Including a detailed treatment of the theory and techniques for modeling and design of microring devices, the work is a handy and practical guide for graduate students and researchers who wish to familiarize themselves with the technology and acquire sufficient knowledge to enable the design and development of microring devices for their own applications."
Optics & Photonics News (Jul 2017)

"This book gives a good snapshot on how to get started in microring resonators and their practical implications. Surely, an excellent choice for gaining an insight into the vast potential of MRRs."
– Jalil Ali, Professor, Laser Center ISI-SIR, University of Malaysia

"a thorough treatment of microring technology from basics to various applications, facilitated by the mathematical details, making the book appeal to a wide range of audiences from graduate students to experienced researchers who are interested in learning about and using microrings"
– L. Jay Guo, Professor, Department of Electrical Engineering & Computer Science, The University of Michigan

"a great reference for both researchers and students interested in using microring resonators"
– Dr. Sai Tak Chu, City University of Hong Kong

"The text provides a detailed, cognizant account of numerous crucial aspects of optical microring resonators…. Linear as well as nonlinear effects, active as well as passive structures are all addressed in this book."
– Amr S. Helmy, Professor of Electrical & Computer Engineering, University of Toronto

"This book gathers all the analytical tools for designing optical microring resonators. The exposition is clear, succinct, and self-contained. The book covers topics broader than microring resonators, like waveguides, filter design, nonlinear optics, and optical switches. It will meet the needs of those who want a quick introduction to any of these topics."
– Ping-Tong Ho, Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Maryland