Design of an athermal interferometer based on tailored subwavelength metamaterials for on-chip microspectrometry

Umair A. Korai, Alaine H. Bermello, Michael J. Strain, Ivan Glesk, Aitor V. Velasco

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Temperature dependence is one of the main challenges of the silicon-on-insulator platform due to the large thermo-optic coefficient of its core material. In this work, to the best of our knowledge, we propose a design of an all-passive athermal silicon-on-insulator Mach-Zehnder interferometer (MZI) with the minimal temperature sensitivity reported to date. The MZI’s temperature compensation was achieved by optimizing the relative length of its wire and subwavelength arms and by tailoring the thermal response of the subwavelength structure. Simulations of the device performance showed that the overall temperature sensitivity of 7.5 pm/K could be achieved over a 100 nm spectral range near the 1550 nm region.
LanguageEnglish
Number of pages12
JournalIEEE Photonics Journal
Volume11
Issue number6
Early online date25 Sep 2019
DOIs
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 25 Sep 2019

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Metamaterials
Mach-Zehnder interferometers
Interferometers
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chips
insulators
temperature compensation
silicon
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Keywords

  • integrated optics
  • athermal design
  • spectroscopy
  • thermo-optic effects
  • ilicon-on-insulator

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