Microresonators as building blocks for VLSI Photonics

A. Driessen, D.H. Geuzebroek, Hugo Hoekstra, H. Kelderman, E.J. Klein, D.J.W. Klunder, C.G.H. Roeloffzen, F.S. Tan, E. Krioukov, Cornelis Otto, H. Gersen, N.F. van Hulst, L. Kuipers

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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+.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMicroresonators as building blocks for VLSI photonics
Subtitle of host publicationInternational School of Quantum Electronics, 39th Course
EditorsFrancesco Michelotti, Alfred Driessen, Mario Bertolotti
Place of PublicationMelville, NY , USA
PublisherAmerican Institute of Physics
ISBN (Print)0-7354-0184-5
Publication statusPublished - 15 Oct 2004
EventMicroresonators as building blocks for VLSI photonics 2003
: 39th Course International School of Quantum Electronics
- Erice, Italy
Duration: 18 Oct 200325 Oct 2003

Publication series

NameAIP Conference Proceedings
PublisherAmerican Institute of Physics


ConferenceMicroresonators as building blocks for VLSI photonics 2003


  • IR-48825
  • METIS-220585


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