Integrated thermal stabilization of a microring modulator Journal Articles uri icon

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  • A defect-enhanced silicon photodiode and heater are integrated with and used to thermally stabilize a microring modulator. These optoelectronic components are interfaced with external control circuitry to create a closed-looped feedback system for thermally stabilizing the microring modulator. The thermal stabilization system enables the microring modulator to provide error-free 5-Gb/s modulation while being subjected to thermal fluctuations that would normally render it inoperable.


  • Padmaraju, Kishore
  • Logan, Dylan F
  • Zhu, Xiaoliang
  • Ackert, Jason J
  • Knights, Andrew
  • Bergman, Keren

publication date

  • June 17, 2013