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Authors: A. Li, W. Bogaerts
Title: Tunable electromagnetically induced transparency in integrated silicon photonics circuit
Format: International Journal
Publication date: 12/2017
Journal/Conference/Book: Optics Express
Volume(Issue): 25(25) p.31688-31695
DOI: 10.1364/OE.25.031688
Citations: 24 ( - last update: 16/6/2024)
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We comprehensively simulate and experimentally demonstrate a novel approach to generate tunable electromagnetically induced transparency (EIT) in a fully integrated silicon photonics circuit. It can also generate tunable fast and slow light. The circuit is a single ring resonator with two integrated tunable reflectors inside, which form an embedded Fabry-Perot (FP) cavity inside the ring cavity. The mode of the FP cavity can be controlled by tuning the reflections using integrated thermo-optic tuners. Under correct tuning conditions, the interaction of the FP mode and the ring resonance mode will generate a Fano resonance and an EIT response. The extinction ratio and bandwidth of the EIT can be tuned by controlling the reflectors. Measured group delay proves that both fast light and slow light can be generated under different tuning conditions. A maximum group delay of 1100 ps is observed because of EIT. Pulse advance around 1200 ps is also demonstrated.

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