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Active Coupled-Resonator Optical Waveguides. II. Current Injection InP-InGaAsP Fabry-Perot Resonator Arrays

Research Area: Nanophotonics Year: 2007
Type of Publication: Article Keywords: coupled resonator optical waveguides, CROWs, integrated optics, resonator
Authors: Poon, J. K. S.; Zhu, L.; Choi, J. M.; DeRose, G. A.; Scherer, Axel; Yariv, A.
Journal: Journal of the Optical Society of America B Volume: 24
Number: 9 Pages: 2389-2393
Month: September
Abstract:
We investigate active, electrically pumped coupled-resonator optical waveguides (CROWs) in the form of InP-InGaAsP Fabry-Perot resonator arrays. We discuss the fabrication of these devices and present measurements of the transmission spectra. The signal-to-noise ratio is found to be a strong function of wavelength and degraded rapidly along the resonator chain away from the input. Our results highlight a number of ingredients toward practical implementations loss-compensated and amplifying CROWs.
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