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Analysis and synthesis of strongly coupled optical microring resonator networks

  • Author / Creator
    Tsay, Alan Cheng-Lun
  • Integrated photonics have received much attention in recent years as there is a concerted effort towards achieving Very-Large-Scale-Integration of optical components. One of the key elements enabling such dense integration is the optical microring resonator, which has found pervasive applications in integrated optics due to its ultrahigh quality factor and highly dispersive spectral characteristics. Recently it was shown that two dimensionally coupled microring resonators (2D-CMRs) can be used to realize advanced optical transfer functions, making them highly attractive for spectral engineering applications. Existing methods for analysis and design of 2D-CMR networks based on the energy coupling formalism are limited to narrowband devices due to its inherent weak coupling assumptions. This thesis develops rigorous field coupling methods for analyzing and synthesizing general 2D-CMR networks in the strong coupling regime, which exhibit novel physical phenomena not previously observed. Advanced applications of strongly coupled CMR networks are also proposed for broadband applications.

  • Subjects / Keywords
  • Graduation date
    2011-11
  • Type of Item
    Thesis
  • Degree
    Master of Science
  • DOI
    https://doi.org/10.7939/R3JS61
  • License
    This thesis is made available by the University of Alberta Libraries with permission of the copyright owner solely for non-commercial purposes. This thesis, or any portion thereof, may not otherwise be copied or reproduced without the written consent of the copyright owner, except to the extent permitted by Canadian copyright law.
  • Language
    English
  • Institution
    University of Alberta
  • Degree level
    Master's
  • Department
    • Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • Supervisor / co-supervisor and their department(s)
    • Van, Vien (Electrical and Computer Engineering)
  • Examining committee members and their departments
    • Iyer, Ashwin (Electrical and Computer Engineering)
    • Davis, John (Physics)