In the last years much effort has been taken to arrive at optical integrated circuits with high complexity and advanced functionality. For this aim high index contrast structures are employed resulting in photonic wires in conventional index guiding waveguides or in photonic bandgap structures. In both cases the number of functional elements within a given chip area can be enhanced by several orders of magnitude: VLSI photonics. In this talk optical microresonators are presented as promising basic building blocks for filtering, amplification, modulation, switching and sensing. Active functions can be obtained by monolithic integration or a hybrid approach using materials with thermo‐, electro‐ and opto‐optic properties and materials with optical gain. Examples are mainly taken from work at MESA+.
|Name||AIP Conference Proceedings|
|Publisher||American Institute of Physics|
|Conference||Microresonators as building blocks for VLSI photonics 2003|
|Period||18/10/03 → 25/10/03|